County jail inmate found dead in cell

February 8, 2011 2:20:37 PM PST
A 45-year-old Marin County Jail inmate was found dead in his cell on Monday, a Marin County sheriff's lieutenant said Tuesday morning.

San Rafael Fire Department paramedics responded at about noon and pronounced the inmate deceased, Lt. Barry Heying said.

The inmate's name has not been released.

Novato police are investigating the death, Heying said.

The Marin County Sheriff's Office is conducting an internal investigation and the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office is conducting a coroner's investigation, Heying said.