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Inmate Dies at Tuolumne County Jail

An autopsy is being performed today on an inmate who died while in custody at the Tuolumne County Jail.

Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Lt. John Steely says 52-year-old David Scaruffi was found dead in his jail cell around 5 p.m. Wednesday. A full investigation is underway with an outside agency assisting, Steely said.

At this point, officials don´t suspect any foul play, Steely said.

Scaruffi was arrested on Tuesday charged with possession of a controlled substance.