HOULTON, Maine — An inmate was found hanging in the shower area of the Aroostook County Jail on Thursday, Sept. 4, and died three days later at the hospital, police reported Tuesday.

Robert Doody, 48, committed suicide by hanging himself from a shower fixture with a bed sheet, according to Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

Corrections officers found the inmate at about 1:30 p.m. Thursday hanging from a shower fixture in the shower area of his assigned dorm, according to officials.

The inmate was alone in the shower area at the time, Chief Deputy Darrell Crandall reported in a separate press release.

Corrections officers worked to revive him and he was taken to Houlton Regional Hospital by ambulance and then later taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor where he died on Sunday evening, according to Crandall.

At the request of the Sheriff’s Office, the Maine State Police were called in to investigate the hanging.

The state medical examiner’s office determined that Doody died from hanging and that the manner of death was suicide, according to McCausland.

Doody, who was listed as being from Caribou and Washburn, was serving time for importation of drugs and for violating probation.

The sheriff’s office also is working with the Maine Department of Corrections to conduct a review of jail procedures, which is standard practice in such situations.