A 20-year-old McConnelsville man is dead after inhaling nitrous oxide. According to detective Ric Roush of the Zanesville police department, 20-year-old Robert Ayers was found dead in the basement of the Good Samaritan hospital on December 22nd. Ayers was an employee with the housekeeping division. According to detective Roush Ayers reportedly placed a plastic bag over his head and inhaled the gas. Results from an autopsy are not yet available. Genesis hospital has not released any more information on the incident.