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Sheriff's investigators probe inmate death at L.A. County Jail

October 4, 2010 | 10:23 pm

Sheriff's investigators were responding Monday night to Men's Central Jail, where an inmate died in an apparent suicide, authorities said.

The inmate was pronounced dead at the downtown Los Angeles jail shortly after 8 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. His name and age were not released.

Homicide bureau detectives have been assigned to the case. Officials from the county Office of Independent Review, which monitors the department, were also responding, authorities said.

No additional details were available.

--Robert J. Lopez