FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 5, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419

 

33-YEAR-OLD PRISONER DIES OF NATURAL CAUSES

ELIZABETH---Addison Wilcox, a 33-year-old Newark man, who recently began serving a three-year jail sentence on drug charges, died today of natural causes. An autopsy was conducted today and a preliminary result indicated cardiac arrhythmia due to an enlarged heart.

Wilcox was sentenced on May 30th on drug charges and was scheduled to leave the Union County Jail  pending transfer to a State facility. He collapsed this morning in the visiting area on the fifth floor of the Union County Jail, and was taken to Trinitas Hospital where he was declared dead.