01/13/2012 12:56 pm ET

Cesar Sanchez, Man Who Escaped Police Custody And Hid In Port-A-Potty, Found Dead In Cell

An Illinois man who briefly escaped from police custody last month after jumping from a moving van transporting him to a court date, was found dead this week while in federal custody.

Cesar Sanchez, 37, alias Juan Sanchez, died early Wednesday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago, CBS Chicago reports.

An autopsy performed Thursday did not determine the cause of his death, although foul play is not suspected, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Sanchez, transferred to the Metropolitan Correctional Center from the Statesville Correctional Center last week, was serving a seven-year sentence for burglary and has previously done time on theft, robbery, aggravated battery and narcotics possession charges, the Sun-Times reports.

Sanchez escaped from a moving prisoner transport van in southwest suburban Lockport, Ill., on Dec. 2 and hitched a ride to Rockdale, where he, six hours later, was found hiding, still handcuffed and in a prison jumpsuit, in a Waste Management facility port-a-potty.



WATCH a previous news report on Sanchez's miraculous escape from, and return to, police custody:

Escaped Inmate Found in Rockdale Port-a-John: