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Officials Investigating Inmate Death as Homicide

According to the California Department of Corrections, officials at High Desert State Prison are investigating the October 18th death of inmate Ivan Mejia as a homicide.

Mejia, 26, was serving a 60-years-to-life sentence for first-degree murder.

The Department of Corrections reports that Mejia’s cellmate is the main suspect and has been placed in the Administrative Segregation Unit pending investigation.

The case is under investigation by the Lassen County District Attorney’s Office, the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office and the CDCR Investigative Services Unit at HDSP.

HDSP houses 4,600 minimum, medium and maximum custody inmates. Opened in 1995, the Lassen County institution provides numerous inmates services, including academic classes and vocational instruction. The facility employs more than 1,500 people.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
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