EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated with the identity of the deceased.
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KVEO)—The Texas Rangers are investigating the death of a woman while she was in custody at the Brownsville city jail.
According to a news release from the Brownsville Police Department, 32-year-old Veronica Carmona Peranez died at about 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Peranez was arrested for a series of offenses that included Accident Involving damage over $200, Child Endangerment (two counts), Duty Upon Striking a Fixture (five counts), Duty Upon Striking an Unattended Vehicle, and Resisting Arrest/Transport.
Police said while in custody Peranez was found unresponsive. Emergency Medical Services was called and declared her deceased.
Brownsville Police has turned over the investigation to the Texas Rangers.