13th jail death reported in San Diego County
SAN DIEGO (AP) - Another San Diego County inmate has died in custody - the 13th this year.
Twenty-eight-year-old Franklin July died on Sept. 16 at an unspecified county jail. July had been arrested on suspicion of transporting, selling or furnishing drugs.
The Sheriff's Department told California's Department of Justice the death was natural.
Santa Rita has a higher jail death rate than Los Angeles
However, the San Diego Union-Tribune says the Sheriff's Department didn't announce the death publicly and declined to discuss the case.
The paper says it only learned of the death Monday after filing a state Public Records Act request.