The inmate who died overnight at the Cumberland County Jail was a 45-year-old transient who was serving a five-day sentence for drinking in public, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Kevin Joyce said the man was found at 7:20 a.m. this morning by corrections officers. He had gone to bed at 9 p.m. on Wednesday and officers had checked on him every 15 minutes. In each case the man appeared to be sleeping, Joyce said.

The body has been taken to the state Medical Examiner who planned to perform an autopsy today.

Police are withholding the man’s identification until they notify family members, but they were having a hard time finding relatives.

There is no indication of foul play or injury. The man was a chronic alcoholic who had been jailed at least 35 times since 2006, and six times in July alone, Joyce said.

The death is being investigated by Portland police.

11:20 a.m.

Authorities say there is no indication of foul play in the death of a Cumberland County Jail inmate overnight.

10:41 a.m.

Police are investigating the death of an inmate at the Cumberland County Jail.

Officials with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office plan a news conference at 1 p.m. to discuss the incident.

The State Medical Examiner will be performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

No additional details were immediately available.