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Death in Custody at Travis County Correctional Complex


Death in Custody at Travis County Correctional Complex

The night of April 30, 2021, a corrections officer conducting visual checks of inmates observed NICHOLAS VANWYHE, 39 of Austin unresponsive in his cell. CPR was administered immediately by both TCSO medical staff and ATCEMS. Resuscitation efforts were ultimately unsuccessful and Vanwyhe was pronounced dead at 11:01 pm.

Vanwyhe had been in custody since April 15, 2021, charged with Stalking.

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 May 1, 2021, and the final report is pending toxicology results.


Submitted By: Kristen Dark, Sr. Public Information Officer (512) 854-4986

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