Inmate Death

By: News Release
May 29th, 2019

On 05-26-19 at approximately 1710 hours, Deputies in the Dubuque County Jail observed a recently admitted inmate had become unresponsive. The subject was identified as Alex Billmeyer (29 yoa) of Dubuque. Billmeyer was arrested by the Dubuque Police Department on an outstanding warrant for Escape, as well as new charges of Criminal Mischief and Trespass. He was booked into the Dubuque County Jail at approximately 1600 hours. CPR was initiated immediately, and Dubuque Fire and Ambulance were on scene by 1714 hours. Billmeyer was transported to Mercy ER in Dubuque and ultimately pronounced dead. The body will be sent to the Iowa State Medical Examiner’s Office in Ankeny for autopsy.



Preliminary autopsy reports have been returned, but were not conclusive enough to determine the cause of death of Alex Billmeyer. Toxicology results are pending and the incident remains under investigation. Final autopsy results may not be available for several months.