Inmate dies after being found unresponsive in Santa Clara jail

A 49-year-old inmate of the Santa Clara County Jail's Elmwood Correctional Facility died Friday, two days after being found unresponsive in his cell, the sheriff's office said.   

The man, whose name wasn't released, was taken into custody on Sunday by San Jose police on outstanding warrants, drug charges and resisting arrest.   

A preliminary investigation indicated he died by suicide and found no evidence of foul play, the sheriff's office said.   

The man was found in his cell at the Elmwood facility in Milpitas about 2:38 p.m. Wednesday by deputies during a routine welfare check, the sheriff's office said. At 2:46 p.m., the Milpitas Fire Department and Medical Services arrived and took the man to a local hospital.   

The man was pronounced dead at the hospital about 1:46 a.m. Friday, according to the sheriff's office.   

A joint investigation into the death is being conducted by the sheriff's office, the District Attorney's Office, and the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office.