Apparent Suicide in Jail

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Ricardo Gonzalez

Ricardo Gonzalez

BAYBORO – On June 04, 2022, at approximately 5:45am, Detention Officers in the Pamlico County Detention Facility discovered an inmate deceased inside his jail cell.  The inmate, Ricardo Gonzalez (date of birth 05-05-1998) was immediately provided first aid by Detention Officers.  Gonzalez was later pronounced dead at the scene. 

As is the case with any in custody death, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations (SBI) and District Attorney Scott Thomas was contacted and responded to investigate this incident.

Any further information regarding this incident should be requested through District Attorney Scott Thomas or The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation. 

This newspaper has learned – according to insiders familiar with the case –  Gonzalez was the single occupant in his jail cell, and reportedly left a note or letter.