Posted on August 17, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Friday, Aug 17 at 12:47 PM
HOUSTON—An autopsy has been ordered after a woman arrested for public intoxication at a Houston airport apparently hanged herself in jail.
Houston police say the death of 29-year-old Shawna Rene Huebner has prompted an internal affairs investigation. Officials will also review jail surveillance video.
Authorities on Thursday said Huebner apparently used a cord from a pay telephone to hang herself while alone in a holding cell. Jailers who discovered her body Wednesday night were unable to revive the woman.
Huebner was arrested hours earlier at William P. Hobby Airport when police say she appeared intoxicated while trying to board a plane.
Police spokesman John Cannon says jailers checked on the woman, who was in a glassed-in cell, several times before she was found hanged.