Pair of Deaths at the County Jail

TCSO believes both men died "of natural causes"

Pair of Deaths at the County Jail
photo by John Anderson

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office, Medical Examiner, and the Texas Rangers are investigating two deaths that occurred 12 hours apart this weekend in the Travis County Correctional Complex in Del Valle.

Corrections officers found the first inmate, 50-year-old Donald Coor, unresponsive in his cell just before 6am Saturday morning. They administered CPR on him until medics with Austin-Travis County EMS arrived, though they were unable to save Coor, who was pronounced dead at 6:30am. Around 5pm that afternoon, officers found 24-year-old Eric Taylor unresponsive on the floor of his cell. Again, officers performed CPR until ATCEMS arrived, but Taylor died just before 6pm.

The Travis County Sheriff’s Office believes both men died “of natural causes,” but are awaiting toxicology reports to make a final determination. Just last month, 35-year-old Anthony Ray Harris died in Travis County custody after receiving medical treatment at the Dell Seton Medical Center for ingesting what officials described as a “white powdery substance.”

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