Authorities investigate death at Sacramento County jail

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Sacramento County Sheriff's Department is investigating after a 53-year-old man was found dead at the county's Main Jail.

The Sacramento Bee reports ( ) that a 53-year-old man was pronounced dead Wednesday after he was found with a piece of clothing around his neck.

The man, whose name has not yet been released, was booked into jail Tuesday for violating the terms of his parole.

A sheriff's deputy found the man while performing a check of his holding cell early Wednesday. Jail medical staff attempted life-saving measures on the man, as did paramedics. He was later pronounced dead at the scene.

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