Woman Inmate Who Died in Mendocino Jail Identified

Mendocino correctional staff found a woman inmate unresponsive in her cell about 1:30 A.M. on April 10. The woman was the sole occupant of the cell. Staff said that during an earlier check about 40 minutes prior, the woman had been seen sleeping. (See earlier story here.)

The woman has been identified. See press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office below.

Mendocino SheriffThe victim has been identified as 59-year-old Gloria Ann Burgess of Ukiah.  An forensic autopsy was performed on April 10, 2015. Official results are pending blood alcohol and toxicology analysis.


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