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Inmate dies of presumed self-strangulation in county jail

Presumed self-strangulation at McKinzie Jail Annex
Posted at 12:41 PM, Jun 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-14 13:42:18-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The Texas Rangers are investigating an in-custody death at the Nueces County McKinzie Annex jail over the weekend.

Sheriff J.C. Hooper says a correctional officer found the 29-year-old inmate unresponsive in his cell at around 6:20 p.m. Saturday.

He was transported to Spohn Shoreline Hospital and was declared dead shortly afterwards from what officials believe to be self-strangulation.

The inmate had been booked in the jail two days earlier on multiple charges.

Detectives are also investigating the incident.