Santrez Traylor, 34, was found unresponsive around 3 p.m., nearly a week after he was arrested in the murder of Amanda Petrowski, his girlfriend and mother of their two children, FOX13 Memphisreported. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
His cause of death was suicide, authorities said.
Traylor was arrested after he allegedly attacked Petrowski outside of her home in Memphis. The disturbing incident unfolded in front of neighbors around 9 p.m. last Sunday.
“I witnessed a murder. It’s pretty, pretty overwhelming,” Jay Smoot, who is Petrowski’s neighbor, told FOX13 Memphis.
Traylor allegedly began beating Petrowski with a brick before he ran inside, grabbed the keys to the car parked in the driveway and repeatedly ran her over, witnesses said