WASCO, Calif. (KERO) — California Department of Corrections Investigative Services Unit is investigating the death of an inmate in Wasco who was found dead in his cell on March 15th.
Scott James Gunter, 59, of Wasco, was found unresponsive and after efforts to revive him failed, was declared dead at the scene.
An examination will be performed to determine the cause and manner of Gunter's death, said the Kern County Sheriff's Office.
According to the Associated Press, "Investigators say Gunter’s cellmate, Eugene Stroud, is a suspect in the case. It wasn’t immediately known if Stroud has an attorney."
Gunter entered the prison on Feb. 23 to serve a two-year sentence for failing to register as a sex offender.
This is an ongoing investigation and this story will be update as more information becomes available.