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In-Custody Death Reporting PC 10008

Ronald Vincent Pedigo MCSO Case# 2023-2913

The full name of the agency with custodial responsibility at the time of death:
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office

The county in which the death occurred:
Mendocino County

The facility in which the death occurred, and the location within that facility where the death occurred:
Mendocino County Jail, sobering cell

The race, gender, and age of the decedent:
White, Male, 64-years-old

The date on which the death occurred:
February 7, 2023

The custodial status of the decedent, including, but not limited to, whether the person was awaiting arraignment, awaiting trial, or incarcerated:
Prebooking housing status at time of death

The manner and means of death:
Accidental drug overdose

Artemio Ortega Reyes MCSO Case# 2024-4417

The full name of the agency with custodial responsibility at the time of death:
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office

The county in which the death occurred:
Mendocino County

The facility in which the death occurred, and the location within that facility where the death occurred:
Mendocino County Jail, C-Module housing unit / Death pronounced at local hospital

The race, gender, and age of the decedent:
Hispanic, Male, 40-years-old

The date on which the death occurred:
March 1, 2024

The custodial status of the decedent, including, but not limited to, whether the person was awaiting arraignment, awaiting trial, or incarcerated:
Incarcerated – Serving imposed jail sentence

The manner and means of death:
Accidental drug overdose