DEATH OF BURLESON CO. JAIL INMATE UNDER INVESTIGATION

  

Investigation is underway into the death of an inmate at the Burleson County Jail.

55-year-old Carrie Craig of Somerville was found in her cell at 9:15 a.m. Sunday by a jailer coming to check on her.  She was pronounced dead by Burleson County Precinct 2 Justice of the Peace Bill Orsak. 

Burleson County Chief Deputy Bill Rios said investigators currently do not suspect foul play.  An autopsy was conducted on Monday at the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office, and while the sheriff’s office is still waiting on the final report, Rios stated that it appears she passed from natural causes.

According to Rios, Craig was arrested by the Burleson County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, July 2nd on traffic warrants.  She was last seen alive by a jailer around 5:45 a.m. Sunday.  No one else was in her cell. 

The Texas Rangers are handling the investigation, as is customary for a death in custody.  The Burleson County Attorney’s Office, Texas Commission on Jail Standards and Texas Attorney General’s Office have been notified.

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