Death of Detained Boy, 14, Under Review

Center officials declined comment on why Adams was held

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2011  |  Updated 9:54 AM CDT
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Death of Detained Boy, 14, Under Review

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A coroner on Monday listed the cause of death as asphyxiation due to strangulation.

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Authorities say a North Texas boy who was in juvenile custody has died after an alleged game of tug of war with another youth at a detention center.

The Texas Juvenile Probation Commission is investigating the death of 14-year-old Jordan Adams of Cleburne.

A coroner on Monday listed the cause of death as asphyxiation due to strangulation.

Granbury police say they are investigating the Oct. 10 incident at Granbury Regional Juvenile Justice Center as a homicide. Adams was transported to a hospital, where he died Sunday.

Capt. Alan Hines says juveniles have been known to put their bedsheets under the cell doors and play tug of war with other detained youths. Adams allegedly had wrapped the sheet around his neck.

Center officials declined comment on why Adams was held.

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