El Dorado County Inmate Death

On Saturday 9/19/15 at about 4:49 pm, while delivering the dinner meal at the El Dorado County Jail in Placerville, correctional officers found an inmate deceased inside of his cell.  The inmate was alone and had an item tied to the top bunk and around his neck.  Correctional officers entered the cell and cut the subject free at which time they began performing Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation. Jail medical staff responded to provide emergency medical care and paramedics were requested.  Upon the arrival of El Dorado County Fire personnel, the subject was pronounced deceased at 5:03 pm.

The decedent is described as a 34-year-old male who was arrested on the charges of driving under the influence of alcohol and criminal threats.  His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

This suspected suicide is being investigated as a multi-agency investigation by Detectives from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, the El Dorado County District Attorney’s Office and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.