Rangers investigate Llano death

A 56-year-old Llano woman’s death is being investigated after she had to be transported from the Llano County Jail to an Austin hospital, where she died Tuesday, Jan 2.

Cindy Lou Yonker died at Dell Seton Medical Center in Austin, where she was being treated for an undisclosed medical condition.

Yonker had been arrested for public intoxication at 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24, by a Llano police officer after the officer and a Llano County Sheriff’s deputy responded to a disturbance call at Lowe’s grocery store, 104 W. Young, Llano.

Yonker was reportedly involved in an altercation with 61-year-old Eddie Carel Smith, also of Llano.

At 8:36 a.m. Christmas Day (Dec. 25), she suffered a medical condition which prompted jail officials to contact Scott & White Llano EMS, who tranpsorted Yonker by Air Evac to Dell Seton Medical Center, where she remained for treatment until her death.

She was pronounced dead at 7:08 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2.

An autopsy was performed Jan. 3 by the Travis County Medical Examiner’s office; however, autospy results are not expected for several weeks.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the death. The Texas Commission on Jail Standards has been notified of the incident.

According to the Llano County Jail log, Yonker was released from the jail officially on the day she was transported to the hospital as her case was dismissed.

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