HARRIS COUNTY – A female Harris County Jail inmate has died after apparently hanging herself.
Debora Ann Lyons, 58, was found hanging from a door in a common area on the fourth floor of the 1200 Baker Street jail building at about 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 14, 2018).
She was taken by ambulance to Ben Taub Hospital and was pronounced dead on Wednesday afternoon.
The apparent suicide is being investigated by the Texas Rangers in compliance with state law that requires all jail deaths to be investigated by an outside law enforcement agency.
The Sheriff’s Office Internal Affairs Division is also investigating to determine whether all applicable policies and procedures were followed, which is standard following the death of an inmate.
In addition, the death has been reported to the Texas Commission on Jail Standards.
Lyons was booked into the jail on July 22 on a felony theft charge from the Houston Police Department.
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