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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Saturday February 1st, 2020 :: 10:42 p.m. PST


Santa Rosa inmate dies while in custody at the Sonoma County jail.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Detectives are investigating the death of an inmate. The inmate was booked today by the Santa Rosa Police Department.
 At 5:18 pm, the inmate had a medical emergency while in the booking area. Jail personnel began life-saving measures by performing CPR. An ambulance was called and transported the inmate to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Sheriff's Detectives have notified the Napa County Medical Examiner's Office, who will be handling the Coroner's duties, which will include an autopsy to determine the cause of death. 
The inmate's name will not be released until the next of kin is notified.  
Prepared by Sergeant Juan Valencia, Public Information Officer
Case No: 200201-013
Media Inquiries: (707) 565-3941  

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 707-565-2650

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