ANGLETON, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities have ordered an autopsy for an 18-year-old inmate who was found hanging in the Brazoria County Jail.
The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1o4nfCt ) Victoria Gray was found dead Tuesday night. She was booked into a single-occupancy cell last Friday.
Gray had been convicted of a third-degree felony family violence charge and was being held after failing to comply with her probation.
Sheriff's investigator Paige Newsom says jail cells are inspected every 30 minutes. She says a guard found Gray hanging by a mattress cover affixed to an overhead shelf.
Sheriff's personnel administered CPR at the jail and Gray was transported to an Angleton hospital, where she later died.
The autopsy will be performed by the Galveston County medical examiner.
Information from: Houston Chronicle, http://www.houstonchronicle.com
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