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An inmate at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction apparently took their life Sunday, according to a statement released by the Berkshire District Attorney's Office.

PITTSFIELD — An inmate at the Berkshire County Jail and House of Correction took their life Sunday afternoon, according to a statement from the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office.

Stavri Yanka, 34, of Adams, was discovered unresponsive in his cell at approximately 4:30 p.m. Correctional staff called 911 and attempted lifesaving measures, before Yanka was taken by County Ambulance to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield, where he was pronounced dead.

According to a news release, an autopsy on Monday determined the cause of death to be asphyxiation and the manner of death as suicide.

Yanka was booked into the jail on Thursday after he was arrested by Adams Police on a felony breaking and entering in the nighttime charge. He was awaiting trial on an assault and battery on a family member charge when Adams Police arrested him and the court ordered Yanka to be detained for violating his conditions of release on the pending matter at the arraignment on Friday.

Staff at the jail had performed mental health and medical screenings on Yanka after he entered the facility and he "did not exhibit an elevated risk of harming himself," the release stated.

The investigation remains open. The Berkshire State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire DA's Office, Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services Section and the Berkshire District Attorney are still reviewing video surveillance, incident reports and other evidence, and conducting formal interviews with those involved.

“I send my condolences to Mr. Yanka’s family, friends during this very difficult time. I thank House of Correction staff for their response and attempts to save Mr. Yanka’s life and the State Police Detective Unit for their investigation into the matter,” Berkshire DA Andrea Harrington said in the release. “I want anyone who may have suicidal ideations to know that there are people who care and support you and will help you."