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Inmate found dead at Twin Towers jail

October 31, 2010 |  4:18 pm

L.A. County sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating the death early Sunday of a man being detained at the Twin Towers Correctional Facility in downtown Los Angeles.

Authorities were notified of the death at the facility at 450 Bauchet St. about 5:03 a.m., said sheriff’s Sgt. Michael Thomas. The inmate was pronounced dead at the scene, and there were no signs of foul play, Thomas said.

No information was available on the victim’s name, age or the reason he was being held. The County Jail houses maximum-security inmates, those awaiting trial and inmates with medical conditions.

 --Carla Rivera