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Coroner identifies second jail inmate who died in September

Sacramento County coroner’s deputies have released the name of a Sacramento County jail inmate who died last month.

He was identified as 52-year-old Bobby Miner. No permanent address was available for Miner.

He was the second Sacramento County inmate who died in custody last month. Foul play is not suspected in either death.

Miner was found unconscious Sept. 24 when his cellmate awakened for breakfast. Deputies attempted to save the man until those efforts were taken over by medical personnel from outside the jail.

He was later pronounced dead at a hospital. There were no signs of trauma on the man’s body, according to a Sheriff’s Department news release.

Miner was in jail on a warrant on drug-related charges.

On Sept. 15, Kenneth Hinkson, 55, of Sacramento died while being held at the downtown Main Jail on “a commitment warrant for a theft-related” charge.

Just before 6 a.m., deputies tried to speak to him via intercom to begin his transfer to another “custody facility.” When Hinkson did not respond, deputies entered the cell he shared with another man and found him unconscious.

They tried to resuscitate him, an unsuccessful effort that continued when medical personnel summoned from outside the jail arrived.

Hinkson’s body also had no marks of trauma, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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