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Inmate found hanged in jail cell

POSTED February 24, 2012 9:58 p.m.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of an inmate in custody at the Stanislaus County Jail.

The sheriff’s department has released few details about the death. The name of the man has not been released, though the department has said he was 23 years old and was from Turlock.

Sheriff spokesman Sgt. Anthony Bejaran said the death appeared to be a suicide. The man was discovered around 5 p.m. Sunday in his cell.

The man was housed in general population, according to the sheriff’s department.

The investigation is ongoing.

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