By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
This morning (April 13, 2019) at about 3:31 A.M., Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the women’s holding area in Intake and found that a female inmate had apparently hanged herself inside the bathroom.
Medical staff at the jail responded immediately and began life saving measures. The fire department and an ambulance also responded.
The inmate was later pronounced deceased at the scene. The release of her identity is pending notification of next of kin.
The investigation into this death is ongoing. Per the in custody fatal incident protocol, the investigation is being conducted by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Sheriff.