Marin County inmate found dead in cell

September 27, 2009 3:00:27 PM PDT
A 30-year-old inmate at the Marin County Jail has been found dead in his cell, according to the Marin County Sheriff's Office.

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A correctional deputy discovered Jose Carrillo-Sanchez unresponsive and hanging from a sheet tied to the upper bunk bed in his cell at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, sheriff's Sgt. Debra Barry said.

Paramedics responded and attempted to revive Carrillo-Sanchez, but he was pronounced dead just after midnight.

Carrillo-Sanchez had been arrested Sept. 19 on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and vandalism. He was also in custody for an immigration hold, Barry said.

He did not have a cellmate, and there were no initial signs of foul play, according to Barry.

The cause of death is pending autopsy results.

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