Woman dies in hot car at Brenham State Supported Living Center

Published: Jul. 12, 2017 at 10:26 AM CDT
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A woman who was found unresponsive inside a car at the Brenham State Supported Living Center Tuesday evening, has died.

Texas Health and Human Services says an adult female resident was unaccounted for over the course of several hours Tuesday. She was ultimately found in the back of a van on campus later in the day.

Texas HHS says once she was found they started CPR immediately and the woman was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.

According to the Washington County Justice of the Peace, Douglas Zwiener, the deceased is Amy Parrish. Her body has been sent to the Travis County Medical Office.

According to HHS, their understanding is that Parrish's death may have been heat related.

The facility released the following statement: "Our residents are like family to us, and this is incredibly upsetting to everyone. It appears this was a tragic accident, and our thoughts are with everyone who was close to her. Law enforcement and DFPS are investigating. Our focus right now is looking into how this could have happened and will make any necessary changes to be sure we are doing everything we can to protect our residents."

Brenham police said that any further investigation will be turned over to the Office of the Inspector General.