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In-custody death of inmate from the Central Men’s Jail


SANTA ANA, Ca. (Nov. 4, 2022) – On Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, an inmate housed at the Men’s Central Jail in Santa Ana died at a local hospital.

The 59-year-old inmate was booked into jail on Oct. 30, 2021, by the Anaheim Police Department for multiple felony counts of child molestation.  The inmate’s name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

The inmate was pronounced deceased at the hospital after being transferred there this morning for a medical issue. A final cause of death will be determined following toxicology and an independent autopsy.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the in-custody death. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will conduct an in-custody death review. No additional information will be released at this time.