DOWNTOWN — Authorities are investigating the possible suicide of a 60-year-old man found hanging Sunday in the Burbank Police Jail.
Officers responded about 4:55 p.m. to a jail cell and found the body of John Alfred Flores, of Burbank, strangled by the metal cord of a pay phone, Sgt. Robert Quesada said. His name was released by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office Monday.
Police said the body was discovered by an inmate as he was being released from the jail.
“The jailer said, ‘Hey, I think that guy is trying to hang himself,’” Quesada said. “When the jailer went in, the body was limp.”