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Police say an investigation into the death of a 20-year-old man at a Farmington jail is still open nearly 16 months later because of a backlog of cases at the Utah Medical Examiner's Office.

FARMINGTON — Police say an investigation into the death of a 20-year-old man at a Farmington jail is still open nearly 16 months later because of a backlog of cases at the Utah Medical Examiner's Office.

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Police were called to conduct an independent investigation after Dominic Landreth died in the Davis County Jail in August 2016, the Standard-Examiner reports.

Unified Police Sgt. Tim Duran says the death appears to be self-inflicted, but officers require a medical examiner's report and toxicology results for any unattended jail deaths. Landreth was one of the four inmates who died at the jail over a two-month period last year.

Medical examiner's office officials say progress was being made on the backlog, but factors such as employee turnover and increased opioid-related deaths have been causing delays.