Authorities Monday were trying to make a final determination if an inmate’s death by hanging was suicide at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles.
The inmate was the only occupant of a cell and officials said there were no indications of “foul play.”
The discovery of the inmate’s body was made at the jail at 450 Bauchet Street Sunday evening, said Deputy Lisa Jansen of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.
“Deputy personnel were conducting compliance checks of the inmates when they discovered the inmate, who was the sole person inside his cell, hanging from his bunk,” Jansen said.
Deputies and nursing staff rendered aid to the inmate until Los Angeles firefighters arrived to takeover lifesaving procedures, she said. The inmate was pronounced dead at the scene.
“There are no obvious signs of foul play,” Jansen said. Sheriff’s homicide detectives were investigating.
—City News Service
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