Solano County inmate found dead in his cell

File photo of a jail cell.

SOLANO COUNTY (KRON) — A inmate was found dead in his cell at the Solano County Jail on Thursday morning.

Shortly after 8 a.m., correctional staff at the jail found an inmate that they thought might be dead inside his jail cell.

The inmate has been identified as 47-year-old Frank Munafo of Vallejo.

Munafo had been arrested just three days earlier for charges of elder abuse and terrorist threats.

The inmate was last seen alive around 8:07 a.m. during a scheduled head count. As 8:20 a.m., a nurse came to his cell for a scheduled heath check and saw that Munafo appeared to have hanged himself.

Medical personnel immediately started life-saving efforts, continuing until the ambulance arrived. Personnel with Medic Ambulance pronounced the subject deceased at 8:35 a.m.

Munafo was alone in his cell when he died.

His body was sent the Napa County Coroner where an autopsy was performed.

A cause of death is currently pending.

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