SALEM - An investigation is underway after a prominent Salem businessman died after being found unresponsive in a cell at Salem police headquarters.
Hugh Kerr was found unresponsive in his cell at about 4 a.m. Tuesday, and was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
The 61-year-old Kerr was being held overnight without bail on a charge of domestic assault and battery pending an arraignment scheduled for later in the day.
A spokesman for the district attorney's office tells The Salem News (http://bit.ly/192Cq8U ) it is investigating and an autopsy is scheduled.
Kerr had been involved in several business ventures over the years, but was most known for Kerr Leathers, which manufactured leather motorcycle gear.