Inmate Found Dead At Frederick County Adult Detention Center

The cause is under investigation.

Frederick, Md (KM) A inmate at the Frederick County Adult Detention Center was found dead Thursday morning.  The Sheriff’s Office say a correctional officer found Robert John Bitler, 49, of Hagerstown unresponsive. in his cell at around 6:52 AM   Life saving measures were undertaken, but they were unsuccessful.

Authorities say all required cell checks were made throughout the night, with the last contact with Bitler made at 6:47 AM.

Indications are that Bitler had some type of medical emergency, but the Sheriff’s Office says cause of death has not been determined.

His body was taken to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. The Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Section is investigating

Bitler was arrested on October 5th, 2021 for violation of probation. He was currently being held without bond.

By Kevin McManus