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Mexican detainee dies in ICE detention center

A Mexican man died at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center Wednesday in Eloy, according to a release from the agency. 

Shortly after 6 p.m., Jose de Jesus Deniz-Sahagun, 31, was found unresponsive in his cell by agency personnel. Emergency responders and staff attempted to revive him but were unsuccessful. 

The agency said that there was no signs of apparent injury and an autopsy is pending. 

Deniz-Sahagun was transferred to ICE custody on Monday following his arrest on May 15 by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, after he ran into the pedestrian lane at the border crossing of the Douglas port. 

ICE said it has notified the Mexican Consulate and the office has relayed this information to the man's family in Mexico, the agency said. 

Local law enforcement agencies and state health agencies have also been informed. 

Deniz-Sahagun was awaiting a hearing before an immigration judge on his pending removal, the agency said. He has been deported twice in the last four years, most recently in April 2013 after he was arrested by Border Patrol agents near Calexico, Calif. 

Deniz-Sahagun is the fourth detainee to die in ICE custody in fiscal year 2015, the agency said. 

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