On June 26, 2014, at 4:34am, a Corrections Officer found an inmate unresponsive in her cell during a routine visual check at the Travis County Jail. Medical Staff was notified along with Austin/Travis County EMS. The Austin Fire Department also responded. Despite their efforts the inmate, identified as, Suzanna Skripkina, Date of Birth 10-17-1988, was pronounced deceased at 5:24am. Ms Skripkina had been arrested by the Austin Police Department on June 25, 2014 at 6:05pm, for a Community Court Warrant on a Class C Misdemeanor, City Ordinance Violation.The Travis County Major Crimes Unit along with the Internal Affairs Unit is investigating this case with the Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office, which is common practice in Death in Custody cases. Since the death occurred within 24 hours of the arrest, the Austin Police Department is investigating as well.While the ME’s Office report is not complete Sheriff’s Detectives say that there is no evidence of criminal activity and the cause of death appears to be due to medical issues.
Roger Wade
Senior Public Information Officer
Travis County Sheriff’s Office
Office 512-854-4986
Pager 512-935-1162

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