Rancho Cucamonga, CA: Detectives investigating an in police custody death.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 2:25pm PT on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, deputies at the West Valley Detention Center located an unresponsive female inmate, identified as 23 year old Karla Jones of Rancho Cucamonga, California in a cell.
Karla Jones was housed in a single-person cell and it appeared as though she had committed suicide.
Deputies and medical staff immediately attempted life saving measures and Karla Jones was transported to a nearby hospital, where she was later pronounced deceased.
Karla Jones had been in police custody at West Valley Detention Center, located at 9500 Etiwanda Avenue in Rancho Cucamonga, California, for approximately 2 weeks prior to the incident.
Although the manner of death is consistent with suicide, the cause of death is pending an autopsy.
Detectives from the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Homicide Detail are investigating the incident.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Justin Long or Sergeant Trevis Newport, at the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Detail at: 1 (909) 387-3589.