BEND, OR -- Deputies at the Deschutes County Jail discovered a 35-year-old inmate dead Sunday morning. At approximately 3:08 a.m., deputies realized that Eben Eli Keiji Kaneshiro of Portland was unresponsive in his cell. Deputies began life-saving efforts, continuing until medics arrived. Kaneshiro was pronounced dead of an apparent suicide.
The Multi-Agency Major Crime Team investigating, with help from the Deschutes County Medical Examiner's Office. Kaneshiro had been held on charges of first-degree sex abuse, sodomy and coercion of a child under 12 years old.
The District Attorney's Office is expected to release more details later today.