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Man found dead in Long Beach Jail cell

August 24, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way into the death of a man inside his cell at the Long Beach Police Department Jail.The man was found in his bed early Monday morning and was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say there were no signs of any trauma. The man, a 58-year-old transient, was arrested Saturday evening for public intoxication and an outstanding warrant. Long Beach Transit had apparently called police to report an intoxicated passenger.

Police believe the man died in his sleep, but the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office is investigating the cause of death. Homicide detectives are also conducting a separate investigation.

Anyone with information on the case should call Long Beach Police Department detectives at (562) 570-7244.