Reporting Deputy: Correctional Sergeant Christopher Wedel
File # SC232610002
On Monday, September 18, 2023, at 11:30 a.m., investigators from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Corrections Central Investigations, were notified of an in-custody death. It was learned Jess Flores, a 46-year-old male from Calimesa, was admitted to a local hospital for a recently diagnosed illness.
Deputies from the Cois Byrd Detention Center provided security based on Flores’ custody status. Flores was being treated for his illness when his medical condition diminished. Hospital medical staff performed life-saving measures. However, he was ultimately pronounced deceased by attending hospital physicians. There were no signs of foul play. Flores’ family was notified of his death.
The investigation is ongoing, and no further information is available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Franklin Enochs at (951) 922-7152.
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