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In-custody death of inmate from the Theo Lacy Facility


ORANGE, Ca. (September 2, 2022) – On Thursday, September 1, 2022, an inmate housed at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange died at the hospital.

The 57-year-old inmate was booked into jail on August 27, 2022, by the Anaheim Police Department for a probation violation.  The inmate’s name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.

The inmate was found unresponsive in his cell by jail staff on September 1, 2022.  He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. A final cause of death will be determined following toxicology and an independent autopsy.

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office will investigate the in-custody death. The Orange County Sheriff’s Department will conduct an in-custody death review. No additional information will be released at this time.