Crime & Justice

Suicide suspected in Los Angeles County jail death

Authorities say they're investigating what appears to be the suicide of an inmate at the Los Angeles County jail.

The Sheriff's Department says the man's body was discovered shortly before 5 p.m. Monday at the downtown Men's Central Jail.

Authorities aren't releasing the man's name or the circumstances of his death but a sheriff's statements says it appears to be suicide.

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