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Press Release: In Custody Death
Agency: Riverside County Indio Jail
Station Area: Thermal
Written Date: December 27, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM
Incident Date: December 27, 2017 Time: 5:43 PM
Incident Location: 47111 Monroe Street, Indio CA, (John F. Kennedy Hospital)
Reporting Officer: Captain Misty Reynolds
File Number(s): IC173610001
Coroner's Release: December 28, 2017 Case #: 2017-14599


On Wednesday, December 27, 2017, at 8:13 AM, correctional staff were directed to a male inmate in need of medical assistance in an inmate holding area of the Riverside County jail in Indio. Deputies and medical staff assigned to the jail responded, immediately assessed the inmate, and provided preliminary medical treatment. Based on the inmate's condition, medical personnel recommended the inmate be transported to John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, in the city of Indio for a medical evaluation. Once at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital, the inmate's condition declined. Despite advanced medical treatment, the inmate was pronounced deceased on December 27, 2017, at 4:08 PM. There was no indication of foul play in this incident.

Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, Thermal Station and the Coroner's Bureau, responded to conduct a death investigation. The inmate's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.  Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Berryman at the Thermal Sheriff's Station at 760-863-8990.

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