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Bexar County jail inmate dies after taking his own life, authorities say

BCSO deputies say the 31-year-old inmate took his own life inside the jail Thursday afternoon.

SAN ANTONIO — An inmate died by suicide at Bexar County Jail on Thursday after efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful, according to the Bexar County Sheriff's office.

Just before 12:30 p.m., the 31-year-old man – later identified by the local medical examiner as Christopher Pangelinan – was pronounced dead at the jail, having hung himself inside his cell, BCSO officials said. 

BCSO said a deputy was conducting a routine check when he found the inmate trying to take his life "by hanging inside his cell." Life-saving measures were attempted, but the inmate was pronounced dead at the scene. 

An investigation is underway, per procedure. This is the first inmate death reported at the Bexar County jail in 2023. 


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