MURRIETA (CBSLA.com) — A detainee died while in custody at a Murrieta jail, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department reported Sunday.
Jail personnel reportedly found an unresponsive person at 7:20 p.m. Friday in a holding cell of the Southwest Detention Center, said Sgt. Wallace Clear of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.READ MORE: LA Expands Eligibility At Vaccination Sites Starting Monday
Paramedics and jail medical staff responded, but the person was pronounced dead.
The person’s name and gender was not released.READ MORE: Man In His Mid 30s Fatally Shot In Carson
The cause and mode of death was also not revealed.
The Sheriff’s Department will release the person’s identity pending a coroner’s investigation, Clear said.
It was not clear if the detainee was awaiting trial or already convicted.MORE NEWS: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Pedestrians Killed
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