From Inyo County Sheriff’s Office
On Saturday, December 24th, 2016, at about 5:00 am, Inyo County Jail Staff was conducting wake up at the facility. Jail Staff attempted to wake up a 46 year old female who was in a cell by herself.
Jail Staff found the 46 year old female unresponsive and deceased. No foul play is suspected.
The identity of the 46 year old female has not been released due to notification of next of kin.
Investigators from the Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office responded. As protocol, the Inyo County District Attorney’s Office is handling the in-custody death investigation.
From Inyo County District Attorney’s Office
The Inyo County District Attorney’s office confirms that the Sheriff’s Department has, per standard protocol, requested our office to assume investigation of the December 24, 2016 death of an Inyo County Jail inmate.
The initial inquiry does not indicate any foul play. The investigation is in its initial stages, and more information will be released when appropriate.