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43-yr-old inmate dies in Ventura County jail

KABC-TV covers Los Angeles and Southern California.

April 3, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way at a Ventura County jail after an inmate was found dead in his cell.

Saturday, Gregory Turnquist's cellmate called deputies, after finding Turnquist unresponsive.

Paramedics were called but couldn't revive the 43-year-old.

Turnquist was serving time for suspicion of criminal threats and elder abuse. He was awaiting a Sunday arraignment.

An autopsy was scheduled.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.