Location: Adult Pre Trial Facility, Visalia

Incident Date: 10-5-18

City: Visalia

Posted by: Media Relations

The Tulare County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating a Suspicious Death at the Adult Pre-Trial Facility.     

On October 5, 2018 at approximately 12:40 p.m., Correctional Deputies with the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office found a 71-year-old inmate dead in his cell. Deputies, along with medical staff, immediately administered first-aid, but were unsuccessful and pronounced him dead. His name is not being released pending the notification of family.      

Tulare County Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation. The man was housed with a cell mate.  However, at this time, details surrounding his death are unknown.  An autopsy will be scheduled to determine the cause of death.   

This case is currently under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Burns or Sgt. Gary Marks with the Tulare County Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes unit at (559) 733-6218, or they can remain anonymous by calling or texting (559)725-4194 or through email at tcso@tipnow.com