My Northern Wisconsin

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On Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at approximately 11:00 a.m., the Oneida County Jail Corrections Officers observed an inmate attempting to commit suicide in Rhinelander.  Rhinelander Fire Department Medics were called and life saving measures were conducted by Oneida County Corrections Officers and Medics.  The subject was pronounced deceased. The deceased inmate was identified as 52 year old Wayne A. Maynard of Rockford, Michigan.

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office and the Oneida County Medical Examiner’s Office are conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death.  The State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections has been notified and is conducting an administrative review.  The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal review of the incident.
(This post was last modified: 12-22-2021, 02:16 PM by My Northern Wisconsin.)