Sheriff’s office reports that a prisoner at Harris County Jail passed away due to an underlying medical condition

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As per the sheriff’s office, officials are looking into the tenth death at the Harris County Jail in a single year, which occurred on Sunday after a prisoner experienced a medical emergency.

The 49-year-old Oscar Villazana passed away after receiving treatment for a pre-existing medical issue, the Harris County Sheriff’s Office reported in a press release.

Villazana was taken to Memorial Hermann by ambulance on Thursday, July 13, and passed away there on Sunday at 10:14 p.m., based on to the sheriff’s office.

According to state law, which mandates that all inmate deaths be looked into by a third-party law enforcement organization, the Texas Rangers are investigating the incident. There was a report of Villazana’s death to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.

The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences is going to perform an autopsy to identify Villazana’s reason for death.

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