Inmate Found Dead in Indio Jail

Ceci Partridge

A man has died while detained in a Riverside County jail, the sheriff’s department announced Monday.

Deputies are said to have been conducting a routine security check in a housing unit at the John Benoit Detention Center in Indio where the man was found unresponsive in his cell.

Jail custody and medical staff,  CalFire and AMR all provided life-saving measures as soon as they could, according to a press release.

However, the man was pronounced dead.

The death is under investigation by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

In the meantime the RSO Coroner will determine a cause of death.

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