Native American Activist Found Dead in Jail, Died Day After Sandra Bland

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Friends and relatives are raising questions about the death of Native American activist Rexdale Henry (pictured above), who died in a Mississippi jail, after being taken into police custody for not paying a traffic fine. Yea, a traffic fine. Henry's family has ordered a private autopsy, comparing his mysterious death to that of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old black woman who was found dead in a Texas jail after being taken in over a minor charge.

The Root, citing the Jackson Free Press, reports "Henry’s body was found at Neshoba County Jail in Philadelphia, Miss., on July 14 at 10 a.m., about half an hour after he was last seen alive. The Mississippi crime lab in Jackson conducted an autopsy, and the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting a probe. Results for the state autopsy have not been released."

Henry, a member of the Choctaw tribe, was a lifelong community activist and was a candidate for the Choctaw Tribe Bogue Chitto before his arrest. Read more HERE.