Debora Ann Lyons, 61

Houston, Texas
August 14, 2018

Agencies: Harris County Sheriff's Office Texas | Texas Attorney General's Office | Texas Commission on Jail Standards | Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Cause of death: Not Yet Known

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Last updated: almost 4 years ago


A Harris County inmate jailed on a theft charge died after hanging herself in a common area of the jail late Tuesday, marking the facility's second suicide in less than a month.

Debora Ann Lyons - who was being held on $1,500 bail - was found hanging from a bedsheet attached to a door on the fourth floor of the 1200 Baker building at about 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

After jailers found her, she was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital, where she died a day later.

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