Death of Lake County Jail Inmate Ruled a Suicide

The death of an imate at the Lake County Jail was a suicide.

According to the final report by the Lake County District Attorney’s Office, 56-year-old Elizabeth Dara Gaunt was found unresponsive on the floor of her sobering cell on the afternoon of August 2nd. She had a strip of blanket tied around her neck. The officer who found her called for assistance, and CPR was performed, but efforts to resuscitate her were unsuccessful. Gaunt was transported to Sutter Lakeside Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The district attorney’s office and Lake County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) launched independent investigations into the incident, reviewing officer’s reports and interviews, jail records and video surveillance.