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Sonoma County Jail inmate dies

A Sonoma County Jail inmate died Monday morning while in his cell, sheriff?s officials reported.

The 29-year-old transient recently had been booked into jail based on two outstanding warrants for drug charges based out of San Francisco, Sheriff?s Capt. Dave Edmonds said.

His name was not released as investigators were attempting to notify his family.

The man was found in his cell at 8:12 a.m., unresponsive, Edmonds said.

Jail medical staff could find no vital signs and CPR was administered and an ambulance called. When no signs emerged, he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy is scheduled Tuesday to determine a cause of death.

?The preliminary review does not point to any foul play being associated with this death,? Edmonds said.

But following standard protocol, the death will be investigated by sheriff?s detectives and investigators from the district attorney?s office.

Sheriff?s officials also will review the death to determine if jail policies were followed regarding the inmate?s treatment in the jail, Edmonds said.

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