Bexar County Jail inmate dies from apparent COVID-19 complications

Gregorio Munoz, 45, died Monday at University Hospital

Gregorio Munoz, a 45-year-old Bexar County Jail inmate, died Monday from apparent COVID-19 complications.
Gregorio Munoz, a 45-year-old Bexar County Jail inmate, died Monday from apparent COVID-19 complications. (KSAT)

SAN ANTONIO – A 45-year-old Bexar County Jail inmate died Monday from apparent COVID-19 complications, the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said.

Gregorio Munoz, who was jailed on a charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child, died at 1:12 p.m. at University Hospital.

According to a news release, Munoz notified jail staff on Jan. 2 that he was experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. The inmate was tested for COVID-19 and was quarantined pending test results. After receiving confirmation later that day of positive results for the virus, Munoz was relocated to the jail infirmary for medical observation and treatment for COVID-19.

Munoz was taken to University Hospital on Wednesday after experiencing COVID-19 complications, the news release said. He died five days later.

BCSO’s Criminal Investigations Division, Internal Affairs and the Public Integrity Unit are conducting an investigation into the death.

Munoz was being held in the jail since May 16 on an immigration detainer.


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