“Marin County Jail Inmate Charged with Child Molestation Found Dead in Cell”

By | August 18, 2023



A Marin County Jail inmate, identified as Carlos Alejandro Chi-Chi, died after hanging himself in his cell. Chi-Chi, a Novato man, was charged with child molestation. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office requested an independent investigation by the San Rafael Police Department. The cause of death is pending, and the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office will conduct the autopsy. Chi-Chi was arrested on July 28 and faced five felony counts, including raping a child. Krissy Waite reported

A photograph of an inmate who died in Marin County Jail has been released, revealing that he was a resident of Novato and facing charges of child molestation. The inmate, identified as Carlos Alejandro Chi-Chi, aged 36, was discovered hanging in his cell by a deputy on August 10th at approximately noon. He was subsequently transferred to a hospital, where he passed away on Sunday. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office, which oversees both the jail and coroner’s division, has requested an independent investigation by the San Rafael Police Department into the circumstances surrounding the inmate’s death. It is worth noting that Chi-Chi shared the cell with another inmate. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, responsible for conducting the autopsy, revealed Chi-Chi’s identity on Wednesday. The exact cause of death is yet to be determined.

Chi-Chi was apprehended by Novato police on July 28th at the Safeway located in the Hamilton neighborhood. According to the jail booking log, he was employed as a produce manager, although his listed birth date was incorrect, incorrectly stating his age as 45. The Marin County District Attorney’s Office has charged Chi-Chi with five felony counts, including the rape of a child. Investigators have alleged that these crimes occurred over a span of approximately four years..