INDIO (CNS) – An inmate was pronounced dead today at the John Benoit
Detention Center in Indio, but foul play was not suspected.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Department deputies were notified at 7:43
a.m Thursday about an unresponsive male inmate in his cell.
Custody and jail medical staff responded and administered life-saving
measures. Fire department personnel and American Medical Response assisted
further but were unsuccessful.
The inmate was pronounced dead at 8:15 a.m. There were no signs of
foul play, according to the department.
The man’s identity was withheld pending family notification.
The sheriff’s department assumed an investigation and the cause of the
inmates death will be determined by the Coroner’s Bureau.
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