The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office released the name of the County Jail inmate who died on Sunday.

The inmate was Luis Enrique Duron Rodriguez, 37, of Goleta, according to Raquel Zick, sheriff’s public information officer.

Rodriguez was found in his cell at the main jail near Goleta shortly after midnight Sunday by custody deputies, who initiated CPR and placement of an automated external defibrillator, Zick said.

Paramedics arrived on scene and continued life saving measures. Rodriguez was taken to the hospital and died hours later, according to Zick.

Rodriguez was booked into jail last week on suspicion of driving under the influence resulting in injury and hit and run with injuries, both felonies, and misdemeanor reckless driving, Zick said.

Rodriguez is the latest of several inmates who have died while in Santa Barbara jails.

Recently, the Santa Barbara County Civil Grand Jury investigated four inmate deaths from 2021 and 2022. 

In May, a 57-year-old Santa Maria resident – David Lee Ligon – died in custody at the Northern Branch jail from a drug overdose. 

Just days before, another inmate passed away from opioid overdose in the main jail.

Rodriguez’s cause of death is still under investigation by the sheriff’s Coroner’s Bureau, Zick said.