Authorities are investigating after a Black man was found dead in the same jail that once housed Sandra Bland.
Last Wednesday, the Waller County sheriff’s office released a statement confirming the death of 34-year-old Evan Lyndell Parker, KHOU reports.
Parker was found hanging in his cell, according to The Houston Chronicle, and was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Despite receiving treatment, the 34-year-old died from wounds sustained during the hanging after being in the hospital for two days. Waller County sheriff Glenn Smith said Parker was on suicide watch at the time of his death.
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