The sign at the entrance to the Otay Mesa Immigration and Detention Facility. (Katie Schoolov/KPBS)

A 50-year-old Romanian citizen died this weekend while in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody at the Otay Mesa Detention Center, authorities announced Monday.

Cristian Dumitascu was arrested Feb. 22 near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry, then transferred to ICE custody one week later, according to an ICE statement that did not disclose any other details regarding the circumstances surrounding the arrest.

Dumitascu died on Sunday, according to ICE, which said an autopsy is pending to determine the cause of death.

According to ICE’s statement, “no additional details on Dumitascu’s death are available at this time,” but the agency stated it is required to publicize all reports regarding an in-custody death within 90 days, which can be viewed at

City News Service contributed to this article.