SANTEE, Calif. (KGTV) — An investigation is underway after an inmate at a Santee detention center was found unresponsive and died at a hospital Tuesday evening.
According to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, deputies at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility found a woman unresponsive in her cell just after 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
Deputies and medical staff performed life-saving measures until relieved by fire department personnel.
The woman was taken to a local hospital, but unfortunately, she was pronounced deceased shortly after arriving.
SDSO says the woman was in a cell by herself, and there is no evidence of foul play.
The name of the woman is known to investigators; however, her name is being withheld pending family notification.
The Medical Examiner's Office has scheduled an autopsy for later Wednesday morning.