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Man dies in cell at Salem police HQ

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SALEM, Mass. (AP) — An investigation is underway after a prominent Salem businessman died after being found unresponsive in a cell at Salem police headquarters.

Hugh Kerr was found unresponsive in his cell at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The 61-year-old Kerr was being held overnight without bail on a charge of domestic assault and battery pending an arraignment scheduled for later in the day.

A spokesman for the district attorney's office tells The Salem News (http://bit.ly/192Cq8U ) it is investigating and an autopsy is scheduled.

Kerr had been involved in several business ventures over the years, but was most known for Kerr Leathers, which manufactured leather motorc6yle gear.

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Information from: The Salem (Mass.) News, http://www.salemnews.com

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