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Cois Byrd inmate found dead, investigation underway


Last updated 12/16/2018 at 11:11am

MURRIETA - An inmate was found dead on Saturday, Dec. 15 in his cell at the Cois Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta, authorities said.

The inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at about 4 a.m., Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Joshua Parker said.

"Deputies and medical personnel in the jail initiated life-saving measures, however, upon arrival of CalFire, the individual was pronounced dead at the scene,'' Parker said.

"There are no signs of foul play,'' he said.

The inmate's name was withheld pending notification of kin and an investigation was underway to determine cause of death, Parker said.


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