Cook County Jail inmate found dead in cell from head trauma

Officials are trying to determine if the death of a Cook County Jail detainee was a homicide after he was found in his cell suffering from apparent head trauma.

The county sheriff's department says 19-year-old Pedro Ruiz was found unresponsive in his cell early Saturday.

Department spokesman Joseph Ryan says investigators are awaiting the results of an autopsy and the department's own investigation to determine a cause of death.

Ruiz was being held on charges that included attempted murder and had been ordered held without bail at a hearing on Friday.