Police release identity of woman found dead at Brownsville jail


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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.

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According to a news release from the Brownsville Police Department, 32-year-old Veronica Carmona Peranez died at about 10 p.m. on Thursday.

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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.

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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.

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