Coroner: Jackson Co. Jail hanging death ruled a suicide

Coroner: Jackson Co. Jail hanging death ruled a suicide

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus confirmed to WLOX News her office has concluded the hanging death of a Jackson County Jail inmate earlier this month was a suicide.

According to Jackson County Sheriff Charles Britt, 51-year-old Daryl Peoples, of Pascagoula, hanged himself in his cell on Oct. 6. Broadus said an autopsy determined the cause of death was hypoxia due to hanging.

According to Peoples' wife, Carla Peoples, their daughter called Pascagoula Police that same night after having an argument with her father. Peoples was later arrested on an unknown charge and taken to the jail, because the Pascagoula police Department had recently closed its jail.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation and the Jackson County NAACP are still investigating the incident.

Jackson County NAACP President Curly Clark said Peoples' family has asked the organization to investigate the death to make sure it was self-inflicted.

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