Santa Rita inmate found dead in cell

An inmate at the Santa Rita jail in Dublin was found dead early Tuesday morning in his cell, according to the Alameda County Sheriff’s office.

The sheriff’s office said while conducting an inmate count around 3 a.m., deputies found the man unresponsive in his cell at the maximum-security housing unit located at 5325 Broder Blvd.

According to the sheriff’s office, medical staff from the jail and Alameda County Fire-Paramedics responded to the inmate’s cell and immediately began life saving measures to no avail.

The inmate was pronounced dead at 3:17 a.m.

Detectives also responded to the scene, in accordance with the Alameda County in custody death protocol. Additionally, the District Attorney and Board of Supervisors for the county were notified of the incident.

The sheriff’s office said after an investigation it appeared that the inmate took his own life, leaving behind a note of intent.

The name of the inmate is being withheld at this time pending notification of the family. The coroner’s office will conduct an autopsy to determine the official cause and manner of death.