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Calaveras County authorities say a jail inmate is dead after an apparent suicide.

Sheriffs captain Steve Mathews says 40-year-old inmate Marcus Butier of Orinda was discovered unconscious in his cell yesterday morning. Deputies say the inmate used a bed sheet to hang himself. Butier was in Calaveras County jail on arson charges. An investigation is underway.