A Mexican national accused of killing four people in Kansas and one in Missouri in 2016 is dead after being found hanging from a light fixture in his St. Louis jail cell.

Pablo Serrano-Vitorino was alone in his cell when he was found at 2:02 a.m. Tuesday.  St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Serrano-Vitorino had hung himself and left a note written in Spanish.  A spokesman for the city confirmed the death but declined further comment.

Serrano-Vitorino used a safety razor to try and kill himself in his Montgomery County, Missouri, jail cell soon after his arrest in March 2016.

Serrano-Vitorino was accused of fatally shooting four men at a home in Kansas City, Kansas, on the night of March 7, 2016.  He was arrested a day later in Montgomery County, Missouri, where he was accused of killing Randy Nordman of New Florence.

Serrano-Vitorino was in the U.S. illegally.

He was being held in St. Louis awaiting trial in the Missouri case on a change of venue.

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