The death of an inmate found in his cell at the county jail on April 30 is being investigated.

Mark Frederick Zraket, 54, of East Boston, Mass., was being held at the prison after his arrest on April 29 at the LaQuinta Inn in Salem, on a fugitive from justice warrant issued in Massachusetts, Salem Police Capt. Jason Smith told Patch.

He allegedly had crack cocaine in his possesion.

Attempts to revive Zraket the next morning were unsuccessful when a security officer discovered him on the floor during normal rounds, according to Major Christopher Bashaw of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Department.

Zraket's obituary said he died in Brentwood where the jail is located.

His death may be related to a drug overdose, Bashaw said

According to his obituary he was a lifelong resident of Methuen and worked for several trucking companies. His funeral was private.

Salem police did not return messages from Seacoast Current on Saturday afternoon.

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