Inmate Cedric J. Saunders, 22, was found unresponsive in his assigned cell in Facility C Saturday morning, and pronounced deceased at 9:05 a.m. Next-of-kin has been contacted. Saunders was received by CDCR in July 2013 from Riverside County with a five-year sentence for second-degree robbery with a street gang enhancement.
SVSP officials have named Saunders’ cellmate, Andy Loni, as a suspect. Loni, 45, was received by CDCR in September 1991 from Los Angeles County to serve life with the possibility of parole for attempted first-degree murder and assault with a firearm. He has been rehoused in SVSP’s Administrative Segregation Unit as the incident is investigated.
In a separate incident, David Bobst, 61, was found unresponsive in his assigned cell Saturday morning, and was pronounced deceased at 9:53 a.m. He was the sole occupant of the cell. Next-of-kin has been contacted. Bobst was received by CDCR in November 1987 from Orange County to serve life with the possibility of parole for lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14, vehicle theft, and first- and second-degree burglary.
SVSP’s Investigative Services Unit is investigating both incidents as unrelated homicides.
SVSP opened in May 1996 on approximately 300 acres in Monterey County. The institution provides long-term housing for approximately 3,500 minimum- and maximum custody male inmates and employs 1,395 people.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEApril 24, 2017
Contact: Lt. Eduardo Mazariegos