Identity of male inmate not released at this time

On Sunday, Feb. 5, about 1:58 p.m. deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Robert Presley Detention Center were conducting a security check of a housing unit and found an unresponsive male inmate in a cell.

The 26-year-old Hispanic male was awaiting trial, according to a news release. He was found in Housing Unit 4B, Dayroom 2.

Custody staff and jail medical staff immediately administered life-saving measures, according to a news release. American Medical Response and Riverside Fire personnel also responded and assumed life-saving measures.

Despite efforts, paramedics from Riverside Fire Department pronounced the male inmate deceased at 2:30 P.M.

The identification of the victim will not be released at this time pending notification to the family. There are no signs of foul play and due to the ongoing status of the investigation, no further information is available at this time.

Riverside Sheriff’s Department investigators responded and assumed the investigation.

The Coroner’s Bureau will later determine the cause of death.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Layos at (951) 922-7152.

It is the second in-custody death this year. An inmate died on Jan. 12 in the Murrieta jail.

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  • Robert Presley Detention Center: RivCo Sheriff Department