The Dallas County medical examiner’s office has determined that the death of 38-year-old Connie Jimenez of Ennis was accidental in nature.
Jimenez’s body was found face down in a creek in the 600 block of Central High Road in the Ennis area at about 2:03 p.m. Sunday, May 22, with the initial autopsy revealing head injury and drowning as factors contributing to her death, according to information previously released by the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office.
On Friday, sheriff’s Lt. Jason Westmoreland said the medical examiner’s office had completed its work and ruled the death accidental from toxic effects of cocaine and drowning.
The incident came to light after the sheriff’s office received a report of a deceased person, with deputies arriving to find Jimenez, who initially went unidentified as no identification was with the body.
Justice of the Peace Bill Woody made the death pronouncement at the scene and ordered an autopsy.
Working with the Ennis Police Department, the sheriff’s office was subsequently able to identify the woman as Jimenez.