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Autopsy Scheduled For Ventura County Jail Inmate Found Dead At East County Jail

Posted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 12:04am

The Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office is going to perform at autopsy on a 26 year old San Fernando Valley man who died while in custody at the Ventura County Jail facility in Thousand Oaks.

Demario Beachum was booked into Ventura County’s East Valley Jail around 1 a.m. Monday, on DUI charges.  Deputies kept an eye on him during a number of checks during the morning, and served him breakfast, but they say when they came back to the cell to release him just before 8 a.m., he was unconscious.

Deputies started CPR, and paramedics were called, but they were unable to revive the Chatsworth man, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.  Foul play is not suspected, but a full autopsy is pending.

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