Authorities are investigating the death early Tuesday evening of a client at the Brenham State Supported Living Center.

According to authorities, the woman—identified as Amy Parrish—was found unresponsive in the back of a vehicle at the facility, shortly after 6:30 p.m.

Officials with the state say Parrish had been unaccounted for several hours, before she was found in the back of a van.

Justice of the Peace Doug Zwiener pronounced Parrish, dead at a local hospital.

Officials with the state department of Health and Human Services, Parrish’s death may be heat-related.

Parrish’s body has been sent for autopsy to the Travis County Medical Examiner.

Brenham Police are not releasing any information.

The investigation has been turned over to the Office of the Inspector General.

In a statement released officials with the Center: "Our residents are like family to us, and this is incredibly upsetting to everyone. It appears this was a tragic accident, and our thoughts are with everyone who was close to her. Law enforcement and DFPS are investigating. Our focus right now is looking into how this could have happened and will make any necessary changes to be sure we are doing everything we can to protect our residents."


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