Crime - Sacto 911

Inmate who hanged himself with blanket was Rancho Cordova man

An inmate in the Sacramento County jail died after being found hanged by a portion of a blanket tied around his neck.

Brian Guerin, 30, of Rancho Cordova was discovered in a cell by himself about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday by a deputy making a regular check on the floor where the inmate was housed.

Deputies entered his cell and removed the blanket from Guerin’s neck. Deputies and jail medical staff tried to save his life before being relieved by emergency medical personnel from outside the jail.

Guerin was pronounced dead at the scene. The Sheriff’s Department will investigate.

Guerin was taken into custody May 22, when he was booked into jail on suspicion of felony assault, resisting arrest and violation of probation.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews