Location: Main Jail, Visalia

Incident Date: 10-26-14

Incident Time: 1655

Case Number: 14-13514

Posted by: Media Relations

Deceased: Miguel Martinez, 25 years old, Porterville

On Sunday, 10-26-2014 at approximately 1655 hours, Correctional Deputies at the Tulare County Main Jail were conducting a security check of the inmates and located Miguel Martinez hanging inside his single cell. Sheriff’s Deputies and jail medical staff administered medical aide and Martinez was ultimately transferred by ambulance to Kaweah Delta Medical Center. Martinez was pronounced deceased at KDMC and Detectives with the Sheriff’s Department responded for the investigation.

This case remains under investigation and anyone with information regarding the case is encouraged to call Detective Sgt. Parker or Detective Judd Hembree at (559) 733-6211 or send anonymous information by sending a text message or email to TCSO@tipnow.com.