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Santa Ana Police Department
Friday October 20th, 2023 :: 04:04 p.m. PDT


In-Custody Death Investigation

On Thursday, October 19, 2023, at 8:18 P.M., Santa Ana Detention Facility Correctional Officers observed an inmate within her jail cell who appeared to be in medical distress. Orange County Fire Authority medics responded to the jail and rendered first-aid. The inmate was immediately transported to a local hospital. Despite efforts from medical professionals at the hospital, the inmate was pronounced deceased at 9:11 P.M.
The Orange County Coroner’s Office identified the decedent as Tasha Monique Woods (41) of Arizona.
The incident is being investigated by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-834-4211

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