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Case Closed on Brazos County Inmate Death

By: Michelle Peltier Email
By: Michelle Peltier Email

A report from the medical examiner has solved the mystery behind the April death of a Brazos County inmate.

In the early hours of April 2, Brazos County Sheriff's Deputies found Terry Lee Davis unresponsive in his cell. The medical staff started CPR, then transported Davis to St. Joseph Regional Health Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Davis, 48, was from Somerville. He was awaiting trial for aggravated robbery.

Preliminary autopsy results show no signs of physical injury or trauma.

The final autopsy report was given to Brazos County Sheriff Chris Kirk Monday, May 21. It showed Terry Davis died of natural causes. The medical examiner noted Davis suffered an infection linked to a stomach ulcer.

According to Kirk, Davis was not on medication for an ulcer. He also said Davis never complained of any stomach problems.

The medical examiner also noted Davis had a clinical history of schizophrenia. Kirk said his mental illness kept him from being able to communicate about his health problems.

Both the investigation by Brazos County and the independent review by the Texas Rangers are finished.


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