Authorities are investigating the jail death of 28-year-old Kenosha Wilson who was in the custody of the DeSoto County Jail when she passed away. An officer discovered Wilson’s body face down on a mat at 6:12 a.m. The officer, who apparently thought Wilson was sleeping, tried to awaken her, but soon discovered she was dead.
Officials say there was no sign of foul play and no apparent evidence of suicide. Wilson’s body was sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for autopsy.
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