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A man in custody at the Northern Branch Jail in Santa Maria died Wednesday morning after being placed in a cell for observation following his arrest for a parole violation.

An investigation is underway to determine how a man died while in custody at the Northern Branch Jail in Santa Maria, a Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

Sheriff’s patrol deputies went to a house in the 800 block of Redwood Avenue in the unincorporated area of Santa Maria, about a block north of Righetti High School, about 7:50 a.m. Wednesday on a request to check the welfare of someone there.

While there, they contacted a man who was in violation of his parole conditions with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jarrett Morris.

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County Reporter/Associate Editor

Lee Central Coast Newspapers associate editor Mike Hodgson covers Santa Barbara County government and events and issues in Santa Ynez Valley. Follow him on Twitter @MHodgsonSYVNews.

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