Young Texas mother Symone Marshall who died in police custody passed away after blood clots tra
A 22yearold Texas mother who died in police custody earlier this year passed away after blood clots traveled into her lung, an autopsy found. Symone Marshall had been in Walker County jail in Huntsville for two weeks when she died on May 10 after being taken to a . She was survived by a young daughter. Texas Department of Public Safety officers had arrested her following a singlevehicle accident on April 26. Marshall was accused of possession of a controlled substance and failure to identify by giving false information. Marshall declined medical treatment immediately following the wreck, authorities say, and she was later seen by jail medical staff after complaining about a loss of appetite. Symone Marshall had complained to her sister that her head was hurting. (Courtesy Marshall Family) Her sister Honey had previously told the Daily News that Symone’s head quot;was hurting and she kept blacking out.quot; Following the accident, Marshall and another person exited the car and walked around. Neither had visible injuries and both denied medical treatment, according to authorities.
The autopsy released this week found that Marshall died of pulmonary thromboemboli due to deep vein thrombosis, and the manner of her death was ruled natural. Symone Marshall was held in Walker County jail in Huntsville before she died. (Google Earth) These deadly clots can develop because of inherited or acquired conditions, according to the autopsy. Marshall had a family member who died from pulmonary thromboembolism. quot;Family history suggests that the blood clots were at least, in part, due to genetics, but without genetic studies on her blood it would be speculative to say with any certainty,quot; said Judy Melinek, an independent forensic pathologist who is not affiliated with the case. Melinek said that it appears that Marshall’s death was not the direct result of any traumatic injuries from the accident, but indicated that immobility is a quot;major risk factorquot; for clots to develop. With News Wire Services.