Taylor Hart, 19, an OC Jail Suicide: Coroner

Taylor Hart, 19, an OC Jail Suicide: Coroner

The county coroner says a 19-year-old found dead at the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana early today committed suicide.

Taylor Hart, who'd been arrested Aug. 7 for allegedly robbing the Nordstrom's store in Mission Viejo, was discovered by deputies on routine rounds in the Inmate Reception Center around 12:30 a.m.


The center is where those jailed are processed before being sent on to courts, county jails or state prisons.

Hart was alone when deputies found him, a sheriff's spokesman reportedly said.

An autopsy performed today determined Hart died of suicide, but the exact method he used was not disclosed.

The District Attorney's Office will investigate, as is customary with all in-custody deaths.


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