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DATE/TIME: Wednesday, August 1, 2018 5:23 p.m.

INCIDENT: Murder Investigation

LOCATION: Central Detention Center, 630 Rialto Ave., San Bernardino

SUSPECT: Samuel Amador, 38 years old, Central Detention Center inmate

VICTIM: Adult male, Central Detention Center inmate – Name withheld, family notification pending

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 5:23 p.m. deputies assigned to Central Detention Center found an inmate unresponsive in a cell. The victim was transported to a local hospital and pronounced deceased at 6:40 p.m.

Specialized Detectives from the Homicide Detail responded to conduct the in-custody death investigation. Following an extensive investigation, Detectives determined that Samuel Amador coerced the victim into his cell and once inside, he murdered him.

Riverside County Coroner will conduct the autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Samuel Amador was arrested on August 24, 2013 and booked for Murder, Parole violation and numerous misdemeanor charges.

Further details are not being disclosed at this time. Updates will be provided as new information becomes available for release.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information related to this investigation is urged to contact the Homicide Detail, Detective Tremaine Phillips at (909)387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at (800)78-CRIME or

Refer: Detective Tremaine Phillips or Sergeant Steve Pennington

Station: Specialized Investigations Division – Homicide Detail

Phone No. (909)387-3589

Case No. DR#601800113 H#2018-068

JOHN McMAHON, Sheriff-Coroner
San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner Department