Murrieta, Ca - On Monday, April 13, 2015, at 5:49 PM, Southwest Detention Center deputies were alerted to an inmate experiencing a medical emergency in a cell. Deputies immediately began rendering emergency first aid and summoned on-site medical professionals, as well as emergency medical services. Despite the life-saving efforts, the inmate was pronounced deceased. The inmate was alone in his cell and there was no indication of foul play.
Investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Southwest Detention Center and assumed the investigation. The investigation is ongoing and the cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy. On April 15 2015 the Riverside County Coroner identified the deceased as James Clinton, 51 years old, of Menifee California.