The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff reported that at approximately 3:30 am Saturday, 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.
How sad. Prayers.
Prayers won’t bring her back! Why was she there in the first place?
Domestic violence. She was only 36 years of age.
She was in a holding cell because she committed domestic violence?
Vito – you idiot. That’s not why people say prayers. How ignorant are you?
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