Jailed man dies in ap­par­ent sui­cide

Tampa Bay Times - - Tampa Bay - Times staff

LARGO — An in­mate at the Pinel­las County Jail was pro­nounced dead Thurs­day in an ap­par­ent sui­cide, ac­cord­ing to the Pinel­las County Sher­iff ’s Of­fice.

Jail per­son­nel found Dyer Kasakoff, 47, of St. Peters­burg un­re­spon­sive in a shower stall Tues­day evening at the fa­cil­ity at 14400 49th St. N. He had a piece of fab­ric around his neck that was at­tached to a shower rod, in­ves­ti­ga­tors said.

Kasakoff was taken to North­side Hospi­tal in St. Peters­burg, where deputies said he was pro­nounced dead Thurs­day af­ter­noon. He showed no other signs of in­jury, ac­cord­ing to the Sher­iff ’s Of­fice.

Wit­nesses told de­tec­tives that days be­fore he was found, they saw Kasakoff test­ing the weight lim­its of the shower rods. Kasakoff signed over power of at­tor­ney to a fam­ily mem­ber ear­lier Tues­day.

The Sher­iff’s Of­fice said Kasakoff’s death does not ap­pear sus­pi­cious, but the Pinel­las-Pasco Med­i­cal Ex­am­iner’s Of­fice will con­duct an au­topsy to de­ter­mine the of­fi­cial cause of death. Kasakoff had been in jail since Sept. 29, held on charges of grand theft and pos­ses­sion of heroin.

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