Bexar County Jail inmate found dead in his cell

BCSO believes Manuel Perez, 33, died of natural causes.

Manuel Perez died in the Bexar County Jail on September 29, 2023. (Copyright 2023 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – A 33-year-old inmate was found unresponsive in his cell after suffering from a medical episode Friday morning at the Bexar County Jail.

EMS was called to the jail, where the man, identified as Manuel Perez, was pronounced dead shortly after 12 p.m.

Perez is believed to have died of natural causes; however, the Bexar County Medical Examiner’s Office will rule the exact cause.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

Perez was booked into the jail on Sept. 24 for an assault charge.

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