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Authorities investigating inmate death at George Bailey Detention Facility

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Posted at 8:02 PM, May 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-15 23:02:06-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Authorities are investigating after an inmate died at the George Bailey Detention Facility.

According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were notified that an inmate identified as 63-year-old Dennis Lee Curry needed medical help inside his cell on May 11.

Deputies say when they arrived, Curry complained of pain to his head and chest, but had no visible injuries.

Curry was taken to a local hospital where his condition worsened and he was placed on life support before he died on the morning of May 13.

Following an autopsy, it was discovered that Curry died of natural causes. The Sheriff’s Department’s homicide unit was called in to investigate, as they do with all in-custody deaths.

Curry was in custody for outstanding warrants related to prior DUI and drug-related charges, according to the department.