SACRAMENTO—The death of a Sacramento County Jail inmate is now being investigated as a possible homicide.
Edward Larson, 54, was found dead inside his cell on Sunday morning, December 14, 2014 at 3:30 a.m. during a standard count and cell check, said Sacramento Sheriff spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said
Initially, police did not think the death was suspicious, but an investigation by the Sacramento County Coroner on December 16, found injuries to the body which may have contributed to his death.
Homicide detectives responded to the jail and initiated an investigation into Larson’s death. They forwarded their findings to the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office for final review, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.
Larson was in jail for on a sexual offender registration-violation charge. He was sentenced to prison in 2005 for child molestation charges and was released in 2010.
Detectives have not released any further details of their investigation at this time.