FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 10, 2017


Inmate Pronounced Deceased at Travis County Jail


On July 9, 2017 at approximately 12:00 pm, a Corrections Officer performing a visual check at the Travis County Jail, 500 W. 10th St., discovered


ELOY VILLANUEVA, age 43 of Austin


unresponsive in his cell. CPR was performed immediately. EMS arrived on scene at 12:11 pm and the inmate was pronounced dead at 12:51 pm.


TCSO detectives from the Homicide unit and Internal Affairs unit responded as part of routine protocols. The Texas Rangers will also participate in the investigation as part of agency protocol. The report of cause and manner of death will not be finalized by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office for several weeks, pending toxicology reports, but according to detectives, evidence collected to this point does not indicate foul play.


Villanueva was booked into the Travis County Jail July 8, 2017, charged with Obstruction, Criminal Trespass and Public Intoxication.

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Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986
NEWS RELEASE
TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
P.O. Box 1748, Austin, Texas 78767

Villanueva Eloy

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