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Bexar County Jail inmate found dead overnight identified, may have been waiting for COVID-19 test

BCSO said his autopsy results are still pending

Eric McCuiston, 41, was found sometime after 1 a.m. in his cell unresponsive, according to the sheriff’s office.
Eric McCuiston, 41, was found sometime after 1 a.m. in his cell unresponsive, according to the sheriff’s office. (KSAT)

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The inmate that was found dead overnight at the Bexar County Jail early Sunday morning has been identified, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office.

Eric McCuiston, 41, was found sometime after 1 a.m. in his cell unresponsive, according to the sheriff’s office. He was being held in an intake medical isolation unit, which is used to hold inmates that are waiting for a COVID-19 test after being booked in the Adult Detention Center.

McCuiston’s cause of death has not yet been released and autopsy results are still pending.

We’ll bring more updates as they become available.

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An inmate at the Bexar County Jail was found dead early Sunday morning and it may be connected to COVID-19, according to the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.

The inmate, a 41-year-old man whose identity has not yet been released, was found sometime after 1 a.m. in his cell unresponsive, according to the sheriff’s office. He was housed in an intake medical isolation unit, which is used to hold inmates that are waiting for a COVID-19 test after being booked into the Adult Detention Center, officials said.

Deputies and medical staff performed life-saving measures and the San Antonio Fire Department was also dispatched for assistance. However, officials said the inmate died at 1:45 a.m.

Autopsy results are still pending and it’s unknown if the inmate’s death is related to COVID-19, according to the BCSO.

The sheriff’s office said the inmate was booked Saturday, July 4, for an out of county warrant from Nueces County for possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSAT and ksat.com for more information as it becomes available.

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