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Inmate Found Hanged

February 21, 1987

The body of a 23-year-old inmate was found hanging from a bar in his one-man cell at the Los Angeles County Jail on Friday, sheriff's deputies reported. Deputy Stephen Lee said the prisoner, identified as Frank Ponce of El Monte, was in custody on a minor narcotics charge.

Lee said Ponce hanged himself with a strip of blanket.

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