Santa Barbara, Ca. – At approximately 2:30 pm on February 19, 2021, custody staff at the Santa Barbara County Main Jail conducting routine security checks discovered 30-year-old Michael Anthony Remijio unresponsive in his cell. Remijio was hanging from a bedsheet he fashioned as a ligature in an apparent suicide attempt. Custody staff immediately rendered aid and called for jail medical staff and paramedics to respond.
Remijio was transported to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries approximately an hour later. Remijio’s next of kin have been notified. Although this appears to be an apparent suicide, the Sheriff’s Office is conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident. The Sheriff / Coroner’s Office will conduct further investigation to determine the cause and manner of his death.
Remijio was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail on 2/18/21 at 8:53 pm for a Ventura County warrant issued for failure to appear on charges of driving on a suspended license and driving under the influence.