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Posted on: July 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] In-Custody Death Investigation



Sheriff Chad Bianco

Press Release:In-Custody Death Investigation
Station Area:Cois Byrd Detention Center
Written Date:July 31, 2020Time:11:30 AM
Incident Date:July 31, 2020Time:10:11 AM
Incident Location:4000 Block of Orange St. Riverside, Ca.
Reporting Officer:Captain David Holm
File Number(s):SC202130001


On Friday, July 31, 2020, at 10:11 AM, an adult male inmate from the Cois Byrd Detention Center suffered a life-threatening complication while recovering from surgery at a local hospital. Hospital medical staff administered life-saving measures. The inmate never recovered and was pronounced deceased a short while later at the hospital.

Riverside Sheriff’s Department investigators responded and assumed the investigation. The cause of death will later be determined by the Coroner’s Bureau. 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. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call Investigator Rinkert (951) 955-4500.

For media inquiries regarding this incident please contact the Media Information Bureau.

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