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Posted on: April 28, 2020

[ARCHIVED] In-Custody Death Investigation


Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:In-Custody Death Investigation
Station Area:Sheriff’s Administration
Written Date:April 28, 2020Time:2:50 PM
Incident Date:April 28, 2020Time:2:30 PM
Incident Location:26000 block of Cactus Avenue, Moreno Valley, CA
Reporting Officer:Sergeant Adam Heard
File Number(s):SC201190002

On March 27, 2020, an inmate was booked into custody of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department for domestic violence. On April 6, 2020, he was transported to a local area hospital where he received treatment for a pre-existing medical condition. While at the hospital, he developed flu-like symptoms and was given a COVID-19 test. On April 15, he received a positive test result for COVID-19. On April 28, 2020, the inmate passed away while at the hospital from what appears to be complications from his pre-existing medical condition possibly exasperated by COVID-19. An exact cause of death has not yet been determined.

Investigators from the Corrections Investigation Bureau and the Coroner’s Bureau responded and assumed the investigation. The inmate’s identification will not be released at this time, pending notification of next of kin. Due to the ongoing investigation, no further information is currently available.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is working diligently to address the COVID-19 pandemic and values the health and safety of all those who live and work within its correctional facilities.

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