The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has identified an inmate who was found dead in his Sonoma County Jail cell Wednesday night as 30-year-old Nino Bosco, of Santa Rosa.
Bosco was housed in the mental health unit of the jail and had eaten non-food items earlier on Wednesday, Sgt. Spencer Crum said. Bosco was returned to the jail and may have intentionally suffocated himself while eating a sandwich, Crum said.
Bosco was arrested June 2 for violating a court order. He was found to be mentally incompetent by a judge on June 7. Foul play is not suspected in the death, Crum said.