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March 31, 2014
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Suicide reported at South Lake jail

An inmate at the El Dorado County Jail in South Lake Tahoe hanged himself Sunday afternoon, three days after he had been arrested on domestic violence charges, the sheriff’s office says.

Jail officers found the 47-year-old South Lake Tahoe man unconscious and not breathing in his cell at about 2:26 p.m., according to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers started CPR and continued it until medics arrived and transported the inmate to Barton Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

While the preliminary cause of death is suicide by hanging, the case remains under investigation by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the district attorney’s office and the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Apr 2, 2014 01:15AM Published Mar 31, 2014 01:20PM Copyright 2014 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.