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Posted on: November 20, 2022

In-Custody Death Investigation

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Correctional Captain Victoria Varisco-Flores

File # RC223240003

Details:

On Sunday, November 20, 2022, at 3:37 PM, deputies assigned to the Robert Presley Detention Center, located in the 4000 block of Orange Street in Riverside, were called to the cell of an unresponsive female inmate. Custody staff and jail medical staff immediately administered life-saving measures. American Medical Response and Riverside Fire personnel also responded and assumed life-saving measures. Ultimately, paramedics from Riverside Fire Department pronounced the female inmate deceased at 4:08 P.M. 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 Galapir at 951- 955-0156.

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