On June 11, 2016, at about 10am a medical alarm was sounded for an inmate that unresponsive in his jail cell. Life saving measures were started by Corrections Officers and Jail Medical Staff until Austin Fire and Austin/Travis County EMS responded and transported him to University Medical Center Brackenridge where he was pronounced deceased at 10:56am.

The inmate was identified as;

Justin Daniel Dominguez, 24 years old,

of Austin. He had been arrested by the Austin Police Department on June 10, 2016 at 7:05pm for Assault with Injury: Family Violence.

Detectives from the Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Internal Affairs Unit were called to the scene to start an investigation, which is standard practice in these cases. The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office was called to the hospital to start their investigation into the cause of death. While there was no immediate indication of the cause of death Detectives on scene said there was no evidence of foul play.


Roger Wade

Senior Public Information Officer

Travis County Sheriff’s Office

Office 512-854-4986

Pager 512-935-1162

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