SANTA ANA, Ca. (April 14, 2023) – On Thursday, April 13, 2023, an inmate housed at the Intake Release Center in Santa Ana died at the hospital.
The inmate, Brian Schaar, 37, was booked into jail on April 6, 2023, by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for outstanding warrants.
On the evening of April 13, Schaar was found unresponsive inside his single man cell. Medical attention was provided, and he was transferred to a local hospital. Schaar was pronounced deceased after arriving at the hospital at approximately 6:50 p.m. A final cause of death will be determined following toxicology 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.