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Sacramento coroner identifies prisoner fatality

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has released the name of the prisoner at the Sacramento County Main Jail who died Sunday morning.

Kennedy Barron, 59, died in his cell. He was pronounced dead at 9:39 a.m. Sunday.

A preliminary investigation indicated Barron had suffered a medical condition that left him unresponsive Sunday morning. Jail personnel tried but failed to revive him.

According to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, he had been in custody for 27 days. He was arrested on Nov. 3 on a weapons-related warrant.

Sheriff's officials said the death did not initially appear suspicious. An investigation is underway.

Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.