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Posted on: December 13, 2023

In-Custody Death

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Riverside County Sheriff-Press Release

Reporting Deputy: Correctional Sergeant Christopher Wedel

File # RC233470002

Details:

On Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 6:51 a.m., deputies from the Robert Presley Detention Center found an unresponsive male in a housing unit cell. Custody staff and jail medical personnel immediately administered life-saving measures. Paramedics responded and assumed life-saving measures. However, he was ultimately pronounced deceased.

Investigators from The Riverside County Sheriff’s Office, Corrections Central Investigations, responded and assumed the investigation. The inmate has been identified as 44-year-old Luke Hanchette of Hemet. There were no signs of foul play.

The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Justin Williams at (951) 922–7152.

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