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Riverside County inmate found dead in cell, cause of death not yet determined


RIVERSIDE, California — An inmate at the Southwest Detention Center in Riverside County has been found dead inside his cell.

The Press-Enterprise reports (http://bit.ly/1KHfpJF ) that authorities are still trying to determine how the man may have died. His name has not been released.

Jail personnel were alerted to the unresponsive inmate Friday night. Medical staff had responded to administer medical aid, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department, the Coroner's Bureau and detectives from the homicide unit have conducted a preliminary investigation, but haven't determined the cause of death.

The latest death marks at least the twelfth of an inmate in Riverside County since Dec. 31.

Information from: The Press-Enterprise, http://www.pe.com

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