NAPA VALLEY, CA -- A 31-year-old inmate at the Napa County jail died Thursday afternoon, apparently by hanging himself, according to a media release from the county issued Friday afternoon:
On November 1, 2012, at about 2:23 pm, deputies and medical personnel responded to the Napa County Department of Corrections for a possible suicide by hanging.
Ezekiel Foster, 11/19/80, had been found unconscious and unresponsive in his cell by his roommates, who summoned help. Corrections staff immediately responded, moved him to the floor, began CPR and summoned Jail medical staff and EMS personnel.
Napa City Fire and AMR ambulance personnel responded to the Jail and continued to attempt to resuscitate him at the scene. They were unsuccessful, and Medical personnel pronounced him dead at 2:54 pm.
Investigators with the Napa County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office and Investigation Bureau are investigating the death. There are no indications of foul play. An autopsy is planned for Monday.
Foster, of American Canyon, was arrested Wednesday for violating the terms of his probation as a convicted sex offender: Please see Five Sex Offenders Arrested in Halloween Sweep.
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