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In-custody death of inmate from Theo Lacy Facility

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ORANGE, Ca. (March 9, 2024) – On Friday, March 8, 2024, an inmate housed at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange died in jail.

The inmate was booked into jail on March 7, 2024, by the Anaheim Police Department for a parole violation. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Orange County Coroner’s Division.

In the evening of March 8, 2024, the inmate was found unresponsive in his cell. Deputies and correctional medical staff attempted life-saving measures. He was pronounced deceased at the Theo Lacy Facility at approximately 6:40 p.m. Preliminarily, there are no suspicious circumstances. 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.