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

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SANTA ANA, Ca. (February 5, 2024) – On Monday, February 5, 2024, an inmate housed at the Central Men’s Jail in Santa Ana died at a local hospital. 

The inmate was booked into jail on February 2, 2024, by the Fullerton Police Department for possession of illegal weapons and drug related offenses. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Orange County Coroner’s Division.

Today, February 5, at 10:25 a.m., the inmate was transported to a local hospital due to shortness of breath.  He was pronounced deceased at the hospital at 1:03 p.m.  His death does not appear to be suspicious. A final cause of death will be determined following toxicology testing 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.