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'Disoriented,' barefoot man dies in police custody

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a man died in police custody after being found disoriented and barefoot behind a Kentucky home and dressed in only light clothing despite cold temperatures.

A Kentucky State Police release says Elizabethtown police responding to a report of an attempted break-in early Tuesday found 37-year-old Charles Yankey.

The release says despite cold temperatures, Yankey had no shoes and was wearing only light clothing. Officers escorted the "confused and disoriented" man to a patrol car. Shortly thereafter, he slumped over and stopped breathing.

Officers performed CPR. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

His body was taken to the medical examiner's office in Louisville.

News outlets report state police are handling the investigation since Yankey died in the custody of Elizabethtown police.

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