Louis R. Mendonca, 76, Monroe, died at about 8:55 a.m. Sunday, June 23, Skatrud reported.
It is the second death of a Green County Jail inmate in less than two weeks. Kyle E. Bearden, 27, formerly of New Glarus, died after he was found unresponsive in his maximum security cell on June 10. Bearden's cause of death is unknown pending toxicology reports.
Deputies discovered Mendonca attempting to hang himself at about 11:20 p.m. Friday, June 21. The deputies had completed a walk-through check of the inmates in their cells less than an hour earlier.
Mendonca was transported to Monroe Clinic and admitted to the intensive care unit.
Skatrud released the information on Mendonca less than an hour after his death Sunday morning.
Mendonca had been incarcerated since Feb. 21 and was recently convicted of misdemeanor bail jumping, disorderly conduct and domestic abuse-related battery. He also had other pending domestic-related charges.
The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an independent investigation into Mendonca’s death, according to Skatrud.