San Rafael Inmate Found Dead In Cell

SAN RAFAEL (BCN) – Novato police have identified the Marin County Jail inmate who was found dead in his cell Monday morning as 45-year-old Daymitreeus Sessoms, of San Rafael.

Sessoms was pronounced dead at 11:55 a.m., police Lt. Dave Jeffries said. The charges on which he was booked into jail were not immediately available.

Novato police are investigating Sessoms’ death in accordance with a countywide in-custody death protocol.

Marin County sheriff’s deputies found Sessoms unresponsive in his cell and began emergency resuscitation, sheriff’s Lt. Barry Heying said.

Paramedics from the San Rafael Fire Department responded at noon and pronounced Sessoms dead.

The Sonoma County coroner’s office has not released the results of an autopsy that was conducted Tuesday.

Sessoms was a DJ who operated the “I Got Your Music” business for weddings and other events in the Bay Area, according to his Facebook page.

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  • Again and Again

    No need to investigate…he’s dead! Why spend more tax payer’s money!

    • cg

      Not only is it the law that ALL undetermined deaths be investigated but also because he was a good person and every death that may have been avoided if other steps were taken must be investigated. This man was in custody only a few hours and as we all know it takes no more than 2 beers and being in the wrong place at the wrong time to be arrested in Marin. You and the idiot below are talking about him as if you knew him or you’ve made some assumption that he was a freeloader. Not only are you not aware of police protocal but you also find it necessary to say something about a situation that you know nothing about.

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  • tn

    Next, take away their Comcast cable and make them work for their health benefits and square meals.

  • sac

    Isn’t it is worth investigating, if it can prevent another death?

  • Chris

    I knew D hes was the gym the director of our school, coolest guy ever, I miss him.

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