Bexar County Jail
An as of yet, unidentifed woman committed suicide in the Bexar County Jail. The incident happened early this morning, approximately 10:00 am. Very few details have been given out since the family of the individual has not been notified. According to KSAT 12, the woman was 37 years old and had been arrested for “possession of a controlled substance and theft of property.”
The article doesn’t say how she killed herself but does say that a cutting tool was used so I believe it is safe to assume that it was some form of hanging.
The Bexar County Jail has had quite a bit of an issue with inmate deaths under Sheriff Javier Salazar, though that trend appeared to have slowed down. The majority of suicide attempts are made by males. It seems to be much more rare to have a female commit suicide.
Male Inmate Found Dead
On Sunday, July 5, a male inmate, Eric McCuiston, was found dead in his cell. The unit he was in is one that is designated for individuals who are waiting to be tested for COVID-19. Mr. McCuiston was picked up on a warrant for possession of a controlled substance, that had been issued by Nueces County. He was arrested on Saturday. McCuiston was in that specific unit because of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office policy to test everyone booked into the jail. It does not mean they suspected him of being COVID positive.
At the current time the cause of death is unknown. The Medical Examiner has not released a report on his cause of death. Mr. McCuiston was 41 years old.