Inmate found dead in Richmond Justice Center

Published: Dec. 21, 2016 at 6:59 PM EST|Updated: Apr. 13, 2017 at 4:20 PM EDT
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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Sheriff's Office and Richmond Police Department are holding a joint investigation into an inmate's death.

The sheriff's office says Trevino L. Mitchell was found unresponsive in the Infirmary around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday.

"Mr. Mitchell seen walking upright from his bed to the private bathroom section of the Infirmary with no visible signs of physical distress," the sheriff's office said in a news release on Wednesday. "A deputy conducting a security check discovered Mr. Mitchell still seated on the toilet apparently suffering from a medical situation."

The medical department was unable to revive Mitchell.

Mitchell had been at the justice center since Dec. 13 on charges of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

"We are currently waiting for the complete results of the preliminary autopsy report and a toxicology report from the Office of the Medical Examiner in order to determine the exact cause of death," the sheriff's office said.

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