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Walnut Creek Man Dead In Apparent Suicide At Martinez Detention Facility

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Martinez Detention Facility

From the Office of the Sheriff:

At about 4:32 p.m. today, Friday, a deputy sheriff at the Martinez Detention Facility discovered a male inmate inside his room hanging from a bed sheet.

The deputy immediately notified jail medical staff and started CPR. Medical staff arrived and took over life-saving measures. The fire department and an ambulance also responded. The inmate was pronounced deceased. The 38-year-old Walnut Creek resident is not being identified at this time. 

The in-custody death protocol was invoked. This case is being jointly investigated by the DA’s Office and Office of the Sheriff.