San Diego, CA–Authorities are investigating the death of an inmate who fell ill at the San Diego Central Jail on Saturday.
The incident was reported at around 4:30 a.m. while breakfast was being served at the jail.
The inmate, 57-year-old Robert Dwayne Moniger told the deputies that he was not feeling well. Deputies contacted medical staff to have him assessed, but within minutes Moniger became unresponsive. Deputies and medical staff at the facility immediately performed life-saving measures until relieved by fire department personnel. Moniger was pronounced dead at the facility, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Lieutenant Thomas Seiver.
Moniger was in a cell with another cellmate. No evidence of foul play was discovered. Moniger was a resident of San Diego.
The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted the autopsy Sunday of Moniger. The cause and manner of death are pending laboratory results and further evaluation.
Moniger was booked into custody by the San Diego Police Department on October 22 for the charges of felony vandalism.
The incident is under investigation.