Ariel Castro, the man who held three women captive in his Ohio home for a decade, has committed suicide in his jail cell at the Correction Reception Center in Orient, Ohio.
KTLA News reports that Castro was pronounced dead at 10:52 p.m. ET on Sept. 3, 2013.
Prison officials performed life support after he was found hanging in his cell at approximately 9:20 p.m. ET.
Castro was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
The following statement was issued by JoEllen Smith of the Ohio Department of Corrections:
Inmate Ariel Castro was found hanging in his cell this evening at 9:20 pm at the Correctional Reception Center in Orient. He was housed in protective custody which means he was in a cell by himself and rounds are required every 30 minutes at staggered intervals. Upon finding inmate Castro, prison medical staff began performing life saving measures. Shortly after he was transported to OSUMC where he was pronounced dead at 10:52 pm. A thorough review of this incident is underway and more information can be provided as it becomes available pending the status of the investigation.
Castro was sentenced last month to life in prison plus 1,000 years for the kidnap and sexual assault of Amanda Berry, Michelle Knight, and Gina DeJesus.
Prison officials did not say if Castro left a suicide note in his jail cell.