Mackie Kim Scott, 59, was pronounced dead on Monday morning, June 1, 2020.

The Reagan County Sheriff’s Department was called to 801 N Ohio Avenue at around 5:45 a.m. for an unresponsive female. EMS arrived on scene and attempted to resuscitate Scott. She was transported to Reagan Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Ariel Guadalupe Martinez Jr., 22 of Del Rio, was arrested at the scene and charged with public intoxication. He was the person who made the 911 call.

The Reagan County Sheriff’s Department began their investigation into the death at that time.

Sheriff Jeff Garner said all unattended deaths are investigated as homicides.

“We do feel this one will fall into that category,” Garner said. “We are sending the body for an autopsy. We will have our officers in Lubbock for the autopsy tomorrow morning.”

Garner confirmed late Monday that Martinez, who has been detained at the Reagan County Jail all day on a Public Intoxication charge, will be charged with Assault - Family Violence.

“After the autopsy, if evidence supports a more serious charge, we will pursue it,” Garner said. “Up to and including murder.”

Both Martinez and Scott were arrested on May 25th by the Reagan County Sheriff’s Department on charges related to possession of a controlled substance.

As with all criminal investigations, persons suspected, including Martinez, are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.