Gary Finklang, 54, of St. Louis was found dead this morning (May 21) outside the Jefferson County Jail, 510 First St., in Hillsboro, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported.
The body was found at about 7 a.m. near dumpsters in a parking lot east of the jail and west of the Sheriff’s Office headquarters. There were no signs of foul play, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell said.
Bissell said the cause of death was under investigation. He said the body had been turned over to the Medical Examiner, but he did not know when a cause of death would be determined.
Finklang has been arrested Sunday evening (May 19) by a Sheriff’s deputy for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and driving with a revoked license. He was held for 12 hours and released Monday (May 20), the Sheriff’s Office reported.
Finklang was seen throughout Hillsboro after his release, but it was not known why he remained in the area after being released from jail, Bissell said.