The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Facility. MCR/La Paz County Sheriff’s Office/File Photo
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MCSO Investigates In-Custody Death at La Paz Jail

The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office Adult Detention Facility. MCR/La Paz County Sheriff’s Office/File Photo

LA PAZ COUNTY — The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation of an in-custody death at the La Paz County Adult Detention Facility in Parker.

Detectives responded to the facility about 7:53 p.m. May 2 in regards to La Paz County’s request to conduct a death investigation.  

MCSO said a male inmate, identified as Simratpal Singh, 21, was found unresponsive and was transferred to a nearby hospital. He was later transported to a Phoenix hospital for further medical evaluation.

The inmate passed away May 3. Attempts to contact Singh’s family have been made through Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the appropriate consulate.

This investigation is ongoing.

Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office