In Custody Death Investigation

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Anthony Prencipe

On January 4, 2019, at 3:38 am, Correctional Officers working in the El Dorado County Jail found inmate Anthony Marino unresponsive. Lifesaving efforts were made by Correctional Officers and then Medical staff. Marino was pronounced deceased at 4:02 am.

The Sheriff’s Office initiated the Critical Incident Protocol, which is common with any in custody incidents of this nature. This protocol activates a multi-agency investigative team comprised of Sheriff’s Office Detectives, District Attorney Investigators, CHP Investigators, South Lake Tahoe PD Detectives and Placerville PD Detectives. The goal is a complete and impartial investigation into the incident.

Cause of death for Marino is under investigation by the Critical Incident Protocol team and by El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Unit. Next of kin notifications for Marino have been completed.