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Report: Ryan Loskarn, former Alexander aide, found dead in home

January 24th, 2014 12:06 pm by The Tennessean

Report: Ryan Loskarn, former Alexander aide, found dead in home

In this image taken from video and released by WJLA TV, U.S. Postal police walk with Ryan Loskarn, center, chief of staff for U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, in Washington D.C. (AP Photo/WJLA TV)

Ryan Loskarn, the former aide to U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander who was charged with possessing and distributing child pornography last month was found dead in his home in Maryland and may have taken his own life, law enforcement officials said Friday.

“At approximately 12 p.m. yesterday, Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a private residence in the 6900 block of Kenmar Lane for a report of an unconscious male, believed to be deceased,” the sheriff’s office reported. “Family members reported finding 35-year old Jesse Ryan Loskarn unresponsive in his basement where he’d been residing with family since this past December. The preliminary investigation indicates that Loskarn may have taken his own life, and his body has since been transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for Autopsy.”

Loskarn, 35, was arrested last month by federal agents on charges that he possessed and intended to distribute child pornography. The arrest came as agents executed a raid on his Washington residence. Alexander fired him on the same day.

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