The Texas Department of Criminal Justice is investigating the death of an inmate at the Montford Unit. The incident in question happened on Friday, April 30th at 11:30 p.m.
42-year-old Joe Ortiz was found in his cell, covered up and tied with a cloth. Preliminary investigation indicates the cause of death is strangulation.
TDCJ investigators say Ortiz's cell mate confessed to the killing, but no charges have been filed at this time.