The coroner’s office has identified a 34-year-old man, who they say died from severe blood loss from a dialysis port while being held in a jail cell at the North Chicago Police Department.
Lake County Major Crime Task Force Spokesman Christopher Covelli said the man was arrested around 10 p.m. Friday by the North Chicago Police Department.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office identified him on Tuesday as Dearsenio Sloan, 34, of Chicago.
Sloan had an active arrest warrant for criminal trespass to a motor vehicle.
He was found to be in possession of a controlled substance during his arrest, Covelli said.
Officers transported him to the police department for processing and Sloan reported that he felt ill.
An ambulance was called and paramedics transported him to an area hospital.
Sloan was later discharged and transported back to North Chicago Police Department, Covelli said.
A police officer went to check on the man in his jail cell around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. Sloan was found deceased.
It appeared a dialysis port was removed from his body and he lost a considerable amount of blood, Covelli said.
The Lake County Coroner’s Office said preliminary autopsy results confirm Sloan died from exsanguination, which is severe blood loss, from a dialysis port.
There was no evidence of significant trauma and the final results are pending toxicology testing.
The Lake County Major Crime Task Force responded and is conducting an independent investigation into the incident.