Inmate found dead in cell at Southwest County Jail

An investigation was underway recently into the death of an inmate at the Cois M. Byrd Detention Center in Murrieta.The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was found unconscious about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, in a cell at the southwest Riverside County jail, according to sheriff’s Capt. David Holm.After the man was discovered, correctional deputies and medical personnel initiated life-saving measures, but to no avail, Holm said.The inmate was pronounced dead at 8:58 a.m.“There are no signs of foul play,” the captain said, adding that an autopsy was pending.There was no word on why the man was incarcerated, or how long he had been at the facility.His was the second in-custody death in the county in the last three weeks. A female inmate died at t
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