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04/26/2013

ICE detainee passes away at Haskell Memorial Hospital in Texas

DALLAS – A national of the former Czechoslovakia, who had been in the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) since April 2, passed away Thursday at Haskell Memorial Hospital (HMH) due to heart failure, based on a preliminary determination.

Oldrich Tomanek, 51, was transferred to ICE custody from the Richardson Police Department April 2. On April 25, Tomanek was transported to HMH after cardiac/respiratory arrest. He passed away the same day at 5:26 p.m. (CDT).

Tomanek had no known next of kin in the United States.

Consistent with ICE protocol, the appropriate state health and local law enforcement agencies have been informed, along with the Embassy of the Czech Republic.

Tomanek is the fourth detainee to pass away in ICE custody in fiscal year 2013.