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Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
Thursday July 18th, 2019 :: 02:35 p.m. PDT


More details released on in-custody death at Sonoma County Jail

The inmate who died last night at the Sonoma County Jail was identified as Nino Bosco, a 30-year-old Santa Rosa man who had been in custody since June 2, 2019 on a charge of violating a court order. Bosco had been housed in the Sheriff’s Mental Health Unit and appears to have died after eating a sandwich.
No foul play is suspected at this time. Detectives are working to determine if this was an accident or if Bosco had somehow intentionally suffocated himself while eating the sandwich. This incident followed another incident that occurred earlier in the day where he had ingested a number of non-food items and had to be taken to a local hospital for treatment.
Bosco had been declared mentally incompetent by a Sonoma County judge on June 7, 2019 and jail staff were trying to restore him to legal competence.
His family has been notified. We extend our sincere condolences to them and his friends.

Sonoma County Sheriff's Office
2796 Ventura Ave
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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