Brandon Correctional Centre staff found Jean Paul Beaumont dead in a cell on Sunday. (YOUTUBE)
An autopsy was to be completed yesterday on an inmate who died inside the Brandon Correctional Centre on Sunday.
Brandon Police Service still today refused to release the man’s name, but several sources have told the Brandon Sun that Jean Paul Beaumont was a high-ranking member of the Rock Machine outlaw motorcycle gang.
Beaumont, 39, was found dead by jail staff in a cell in Unit C at approximately 10 a.m., a source said, adding Beaumont had been stabbed.
City police still refuse to characterize the death as anything but "suspicious."
"Foul play hasn’t been ruled in or out and we’re still in the process of determining the specific cause of death," Brandon Police Service Const. Ron Burgess said on Monday.
The jail remains on lockdown while police conduct their investigation.
If it is determined that Beaumont’s death is a homicide, it would be the first in Brandon this year.
» Brandon Sun
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition October 17, 2012