Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Sheriff’s Office Release Cause Of Death For County Jail Inmate

The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the cause of death for 35-year-old Rudy Joseph Silva. Silva was an inmate at the County Jail who complained of being ill and was transferred to Sierra Vista Medical Center on 1-23-14. Silva died four days later on 1-27-14. The cause of death is listed as respiratory failure due to septic shock as a consequence of influenza A and staphylococcus. Silva had no known previous medical history.