An inmate at the Vista jail died by suicide over the summer,* sheriff’s officials reported Tuesday.
The 48-year-old man was found unresponsive in his cell just after 8 p.m. Aug. 26, according to sheriff’s Lt. Michael Blevins.
Deputies, jail medical staff and Vista firefighters responded, but the inmate was pronounced dead at 8:33 p.m., Blevins said.
The man was arrested two days prior to his death for public drunkenness, as well a warrant for failing to appear in court, also for a public drunkenness case, according to the sheriff’s department.
Blevins said an autopsy concluded the manner of death was suicide, but did not elaborate.
Updated at 4:06 p.m. Jan. 28, 2020
*An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the suicide happened Sunday.
— City News Service
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