FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office confirmed an inmate died at John Peter Smith Hospital on Monday, Dec. 7.

The inmate had been in the hospital since Nov. 24.

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The Sheriff’s Office did not say why the inmate was hospitalized, but did say the inmate’s death was not related to COVID-19.

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The Texas Rangers are investigating which is standard procedure for in-custody deaths, the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office said.

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