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Coroner's Investigation at Yuba County Jail

On Sunday February 28, 2021 at approximately 7:05 a.m., Yuba County Jail Inmate Vong Yang, age 30 of Yuba City, was found unresponsive in his holding cell. Despite the immediate attempt at life saving measures by staff and medical personnel, Yang was unfortunately declared deceased.

Vong Yang was in custody following his arrest on Friday morning 2/26/2021 for Health and Safety Code Violation 11550, Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance, in the parking lot of the Plumas Stop & Shop on River Oaks Blvd, in Plumas Lake. At the time of his death, Yang was alone in his single cell and was pending release. There was no use of force reported at the time of Yang’s arrest, nor while in custody at the jail.

A Coroner’s investigation is underway, with the determination of cause of death pending a full autopsy.

Case #21-000829