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Inmate Dies at Travis County Jail


Inmate Dies at Travis County Jail

At approximately 9:20 am on June 28, 2024, Ayanna Lashawn Smith, 32 of Austin was found unresponsive in her cell. CPR was administered immediately by TCSO staff and continued by ATCEMS when they arrived. Resuscitation efforts were ultimately unsuccessful.

Smith was arrested on June 25, 2024, charged with Criminal Trespass and a Parole Violation.

An investigation by TCSO’s Internal Affairs Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, the Texas Rangers and the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office is underway, as is customary with any death in custody. The autopsy was conducted on June 29, 2024, and the final report is pending.
Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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