Coroner releases name following in-custody death

KBAK/KBFX photo, file

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – An inmate died in custody Friday, according to the Kern County Sheriff's Office.

The inmate was found unresponsive after being returned to jail following a court appearance.

The inmate was then taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

The coroner on Monday identified him as 49-year-old Gavino Rodriguez but didn’t release his cause of death.

Detectives are investigating, as is standard procedure for in-custody deaths.

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