Texas inmate suspected in death of common-law wife dies

2 years 2 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, August 06 2019 Aug 6, 2019 August 06, 2019 5:57 AM August 06, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Authorities say a Texas man suspected of killing his common-law wife has died after being found unresponsive in his jail cell in San Antonio.

The Bexar County Sheriff's Office says in a news release that 25-year-old Enrique Perez was pronounced dead shortly before 10:30 p.m. Monday after being found unresponsive by a cellmate about 30 minutes earlier.

A suspected cause of death was not released. The statement said the sheriff's office criminal investigation and internal affairs divisions will investigated the death.

Perez was jailed on $200 million bond after being arrested last Thursday on a murder warrant in neighboring Blanco County after leading authorities to the body of Mary Lou Rodriguez in Lampasas County, more than 100 miles (161 kilometers) north of San Antonio.

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