Bexar Co. Jail death ruled to be of natural causes
William Richards, 55, booked into Bexar Co. Jail June 24
SAN ANTONIO – The Medical Examiner's office has confirmed that a man found unresponsive at the Bexar County Jail two months ago died from natural causes.
William Richards, 55, died of peritonitis, a condition that causes inflammation of the abdominal lining.
Investigators also found evidence of emphysema and chronic, heavy alcohol use.
Richards, who was homeless, was booked on June 24 on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon.
A detention officer performed CPR, but Richards later died.
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