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Mann Packing homicide suspect found dead in Monterey County Jail

SALINAS, Calif. (KION) The suspect in a Gonzales murder investigation who was arrested in early June has been found dead in his jail cell.

The Monterey County Sheriff's Office says 33-year-old Barry Sumagang was alone in his cell and found during a welfare check by jail staff.

Sumagang was booked in the Monterey County jail this month for allegedly murdering a Mann Packing employee outside of a Gonzales facility parking lot in late May.

The sheriff's office says an investigation is underway to confirm whether or not Sumagang's death was self-inflicted and if there was a policy violation on the part of jail staff.

Local News / Monterey County / News / Salinas
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Victor Guzman

Victor Guzman is the managing editor at KION News Channel 5/46.


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