- Associated Press - Sunday, May 17, 2015

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Authorities are searching for an inmate who escaped from a medium-security jail in San Diego.

San Diego County sheriff’s officials said 37-year-old Omar Ramirez Sandoval was last seen at the East Mesa Re-entry Facility Saturday morning.

Sandoval was an inmate worker at the jail. He was serving a 9-year sentence for smuggling drugs and was awaiting deportation proceedings.

The method of his escape was under investigation.

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