Inmate found dead, Yakima DOC investigating

YAKIMA CO. – An inmate was found dead in his cell and now the Yakima County Department of Corrections is investigating.

Antonio Espinoza was found unresponsive in his cell by his cell mate, who then alerted authorities. His cell mate says Espinoza had been working out before he laid down in his bunk.

Espinoza was transported to Yakima Memorial Hospital by ambulance and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy is scheduled to determine the cause of death.