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Jail inmate dies in custody

The Multnomah County Sheriff's Office reports that a jail inmate died in custody from a self-inflected injury on Saturday.

According to the sheriff's office, emergency medical efforts were made by staff and Emergency Medical Service personnel in attempt to revive the inmate, but they were unsuccessful.

The inmate is identified as Sandro Israel Perezbejar, 39. The Multnomah County Medical Examiner ruled the cause and manner of death — asphxia by strangulation — to be suicide.

Perezbejar was initially booked into custody on May 2, 2013, and was awaiting trial on a charge of sex abuse I and three charges of sodomy I. He also had a United States immigration hold.

According to the sheriff's office, Perezbejar was discovered unresponsive in his single cell at approximately 11:50 p.m. on March 22 during a security and welfare check by a jail deputy. MCSO deputies, MCSO medical and EMS personnel attempted to revive him, but efforts were unsuccessful. He was declared deceased shortly after 12:00 a.m. Sunday, March 23.

Sheriff's office detectives responded to conduct the death investigation and the Multnomah County Medical Examiner was notified and responded as well.