SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — An inmate held at the Bexar County Adult Detention Center died Thursday morning.

Leon Julius Causey. Photo: Bexar County Sheriff’s Office

The Bexar County Sheriff’s Office said 24-year-old Leon Causey was found unresponsive by an officer who was doing face-to-face observation checks at around 8:45 a.m.

Deputies and medical staff tried saving his life, but ultimately failed.

Causey had been held in the detention center since July 4th for Possession of a Controlled Substance Less Than 1 Gram.  The offense happened in January.

The sheriff’s office said Converse police has been notified, which is standard protocol according to state law.

The sheriff’s office is investigating how Causey died.

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