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Woman dies in hospital after attempting suicide at Bexar County Jail, officials say

She was hospitalized for greater than per week earlier than succumbing to her accidents.

SAN ANTONIO — A lately jailed Bexar County girl has died from accidents sustained when she tried to take her personal life whereas behind bars, native authorities say. 

According to BCSO officials, a deputy stationed at the jail discovered 30-year-old Rebecca Vasquez attempting to take her personal life on the morning of August 29. Medical personnel quickly arrived and tried lifesaving measures earlier than she was taken to Baptist Hospital “for further treatment in the ICU.” 

Vasquez, who was going through prices of auto theft, was later issued “a compassionate release” from custody whereas she continued to recuperate at the hospital. She finally died early Wednesday afternoon, greater than per week after arriving there. 

A joint investigation into Vasquez’s dying is now being performed by BCSO, in addition to the office of the Precinct 2 constable, per commonplace protocol. She had been behind bars since March 1.  

“Preliminarily, it appears that all BCSO policy and procedures were followed while the unit officer conducted cell checks,” BCSO’s assertion reads.

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