SANTA ANA (AP) — Authorities have identified a 28-year-old inmate found dead in his jail cell as Costa Mesa resident Keith Eric Files.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department released Files’ name Wednesday.

The department says Files was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday morning. Deputies and the jail’s medical staff tried to revive him and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

Files was booked into the jail Monday afternoon and was being held on a probation violation.

Online court records show Files pleaded guilty in October 2009 to burglary, forgery and fraudulently acquiring someone else’s identity.

Authorities say there were no obvious signs of foul play.

A message was left at the district attorney’s office, which is investigating the death.

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Comments (6)
  1. Monty says:

    Police Killed Him FOR SURE!

  2. Ruben says:

    One less person to worry about, I think I just my tax paying dollars.

  3. HollywoodSaint says:

    O.C. sherrifs deputies are the most ruthless JERKS I ever have came across…put the orange county system on trial

  4. Holly says:

    Have a heart!! Don’t you think his family members such as myself might read this?! You’re a creep!

  5. SaraJune says:

    Rest in peace.

  6. Autumn says:

    Hey Ruben. Keith was a dear friend of mine. He never deserved to die alone in a cell alone. Sometimes people make mistakes that land us in places like those, but you would not understand because obviously your perfect. Why dont you go back to school and take a grammar class or two while your there studying how to have compassion for other people. I hope one day this doesnt happen to someone you love.

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