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Man arrested in connection with Schumacher record theft found dead in Swiss cell

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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, Michael Schumacher announces his retirement from Formula One at the end of the 2012 season during a press conference at the Suzuka Circuit venue for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan. An air ambulance service employee who was arrested in connection with the suspected theft of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher’s medical records was found dead in his cell on Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014, prosecutors said. The man, whose name wasn’t released, was found hanged at a Zurich police jail on Wednesday morning as officers were handing out breakfast, prosecutors in the city said in a statement. Initial investigations indicated that no one else was involved, they said. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, file)

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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 file photo, Michael Schumacher announces his retirement from Formula One at the end of the 2012 season during a press conference at the Suzuka Circuit venue for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix in Suzuka, Japan. An air ambulance service employee who was arrested in connection with the suspected theft of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher’s medical records was found dead in his cell on Wednesday Aug. 6, 2014, prosecutors said. The man, whose name wasn’t released, was found hanged at a Zurich police jail on Wednesday morning as officers were handing out breakfast, prosecutors in the city said in a statement. Initial investigations indicated that no one else was involved, they said. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, file)

ZURICH - Swiss prosecutors say a man arrested in connection with the suspected theft of former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher's medical records has been found hanged in his cell.

Zurich prosecutors say the man, who worked for the Rega air ambulance service, was found dead Wednesday morning in a city police jail. Initial investigations indicated that no one else was involved.

The man, whose name wasn't released, was arrested Tuesday.

Prosecutors opened an investigation into suspected violation of professional secrecy after Rega and Schumacher's family filed criminal complaints.

Rega arranged the seven-time F1 champion's transfer in June from a hospital in France to a hospital in Switzerland, to continue his recovery from his Dec. 29 skiing accident. Schumacher's manager later said medical documents purported to be Schumacher's were being offered for sale to some media.

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