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Posted on: December 12, 2022

In-Custody Death Investigation

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Riverside County Sheriff's Department Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Correctional Captain Victoria Varisco-Flores

File # RC223460001


On Monday, December 12, 2022, about 1:53 AM, deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department-Robert Presley Detention Center, responded to the cell of an unresponsive male inmate. Custody staff and jail medical staff immediately administered life-saving measures. Riverside Fire Department and American Medical Response personnel responded to the scene and continued life-saving measures. Despite efforts, paramedics from Riverside Fire Department pronounced the male inmate deceased at 2:33 AM.

Riverside County Sheriff’s 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 John Layos at 951-922-7152

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