Ocala teenager dies in youth detention center

Published: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 11:10 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 at 11:10 a.m.

OCALA, Fla. Polk County authorities say an Ocala teenager who collapsed at a youth offender facility has died.

John W. Kingcade collapsed on a basketball court at the Avon Park Youth Academy Juvenile Detention Facility on Monday.

The sheriff's office said that investigators don't suspect foul play in Kingcade's death, but authorities will conduct an autopsy.

The 17-year-old, who was convicted of trafficking in cocaine on Dec. 16, had been at the facility since Dec. 23.

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