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Man found dead at Cameron County jail

The Cameron County jail

The Cameron County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a jail inmate.

Jailers found Fernando Longoria, 29, dead in a jail cell at about 7 a.m. Thursday, according to Sheriff Omar Lucio.

Longoria was taken to Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville, where he was pronounced dead. A preliminary autopsy didn't show any signs of trauma and the cause of death remains undetermined.

Longoria had been jailed for about a week on a 30-day sentence for driving while intoxicated.

The Sheriff's Office doesn't know whether or not Longoria suffered from any health conditions that may have contributed to his sudden death, Lucio said, adding that the Sheriff's Offices sends its condolences to Longoria's family.

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