Public intoxication inmate hanged in Houston jail

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. More