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SANTA ANA, Ca. (July 20, 2020) –At approximately 12:30 a.m. Sunday, July 19, an inmate housed at the Intake Release Center in Santa Ana was pronounced deceased at a local hospital.

During a facility transfer on Saturday, July 18, deputies noticed the inmate wasn’t feeling well and took him to be seen by Correctional Health Services. The inmate, a 57-year-old man, was then transferred to a local hospital yesterday and was pronounced deceased early this morning.

The inmate was booked into custody by the Orange Police Department on July 16, 2020 for a parole violation.

Preliminary, there are no suspicious circumstances and no signs of trauma to the decedent. At the time of his death, the decedent was housed in a two-man cell and was not exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.

Per protocol, 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.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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