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One man dies, another in hospital after deputies find inmate pair unresponsive in bathroom

Two men in custody at the Elmwood Correctional Facility in Milpitas were found unresponsive in a bathroom early Thursday morning.

One man, a 32-year-old Santa Clara County jail inmate, has since died and the second is in stable condition at a hospital, county sheriff’s officials said.

Jail deputies found the two pair at 4:11 a.m. and began to perform CPR on them both. The 32-year-old man was pronounced dead and the second inmate, a 40-year-old man, was taken to a hospital, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff’s officials haven’t released the men’s names or what led them to become unresponsive.

The 32-year-old was booked into jail on April 9 by Santa Clara police on suspicion of offenses including possession of a stolen vehicle and outstanding warrants, while the 40-year-old was booked by the Sheriff’s Office on May 7 on a court remand issued by a judge.

The county District Attorney’s Office, Sheriff’s Office and Medical Examiner’s Office will jointly investigate the in-custody death, as is standard protocol in such cases.

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