A Massachusetts man who was arrested for the death of his mother after cops discovered her burning body has been found dead inside his jail cell. Officials believe he died by suicide.

Police found Adam Howe, 34, from Truro, unresponsive inside Ash Street Jail in New Bedford Sunday. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was eventually pronounced dead, 10 Boston reported.

Adam was taken into custody on Sept. 30 after the cops who responded to a wellness check on his 69-year-old mother, Susan Howe, discovered her body burning in the front yard. Police forcibly took Adam after he barricaded himself inside the residence. He was put behind bars after a psychiatric evaluation, according to WCVB.

The officials said they do not suspect any foul play in Adam's death and believe he took his own life by choking on toilet paper.

"Mr. Howe clogged his airways with wet toilet paper and suffered a medical emergency. Out of respect for the family, we have no additional comments or detail. That family has been through a lot this weekend. Please keep them in your prayers," Bristol County Sheriff's spokesperson Jonathan Darling said in a statement to Fox 5 New York.

Adam wore clothing designed for at-risk prisoners, and staff did a visual check on him every 15 minutes. Despite these, he managed to harm himself while he was alone inside his cell in an isolated unit, the officials added. His death is under investigation by the chief medical examiner's office.

Adam, who reportedly lived with his mother, had a previous criminal record. He was once arrested for breaking into a business and faced charges for possession of drugs without a prescription.

In a similar incident of inmate death, a former substitute teacher in Missouri was found dead in a jail cell Monday, a week after he was taken into custody for raping a 14-year-old student. The discovery was reportedly made after the 30-year-old inmate, Brandon Holbrook, failed to respond to a jailer's command to stand. The jailer then went inside his cell and found him unconscious. Investigators have not determined the cause of his death.

If you have thoughts of suicide, confidential help is available for free at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Call 1-800-273-8255. The line is available 24 hours, every day.

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