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Sheriff’s Office investigating inmate death at Falkenburg Road Jail

Deputies found Vincentito Otero unresponsive on the floor of his cell on Tuesday.
Vincentito Otero, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Falkenburg Road Jail in Hillsborough County on Feb. 16.
Vincentito Otero, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell at the Falkenburg Road Jail in Hillsborough County on Feb. 16. [ Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office ]
Published Feb. 18

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate at the Falkenburg Road Jail, according to a news release.

Deputies discovered Vincentito Otero, 50, unresponsive on the floor of his single-person cell around 2:45 a.m. during a routine well-being check, the release said. Jail medical staff and Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded but were unable to revive Otero. He was pronounced dead at the jail, deputies said.

A cause of death has not yet been determined, according to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Otero was arrested on Dec. 28 on charges of resisting an officer without violence, battery and possession of a controlled substance.

The death investigation is ongoing.