Pine Creek Township, PA – The State Police Criminal Investigation Unit is trying to determine what happened when a Jefferson County Jail inmate died while returning to the jail from work release.

24-year-old David Aikens had been allowed outside of the jail for the work release program, though police do not say where he worked.

He suffered a medical emergency on the way back to jail around 5 p.m. on Friday.

Aikens was taken to the Allegheny General Hospital, where he died.

Police do not give any other details, but they say the investigation is ongoing.