Sonoma County jail inmate dies, cellmate hospitalized

A female inmate at Sonoma County Jail died and her cellmate was hospitalized early Thursday morning, county sheriff's officials said.

Jail staff requested an ambulance at 4:28 a.m. for an inmate having a medical emergency, and minutes later requested a second ambulance for her cellmate, who was unresponsive, according to the sheriff's office.

The one inmate was pronounced dead at 5:20 a.m., while the second inmate remains in the hospital late Thursday morning.

The Napa County coroner's office will conduct an autopsy to determine the inmate's cause of death, and her name has not yet been released.