Santa Clara County Jail inmate dies in custody

Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office say an inmate at the main jail facility was found dead of an apparent suicide on Sunday.  

The 23-year-old inmate, who has not been named until next of kin has been notified, was found unresponsive at approximately 8:06 p.m. He was in a single person cell. Staff administered CPR and other life-saving measures.

The fire department responded before the inmate was pronounced dead at about 8:21 p.m. 

The inmate was booked into the jail last month on a warrant stemming from several assault charges, according to officials. 

The sheriff's office says they are conducting a joint investigation with the District Attorney's office as well as the medical examiner coroner's office where they will finalize the cause of death.