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Rankin Co. Coroner: Death of prisoner at Central MS Correctional Facility suspicious

Michael Riddle (Source: MS Dept. of Corrections) Michael Riddle (Source: MS Dept. of Corrections)
PEARL, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A prisoner with the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility was found dead in his cell Saturday night.

Rankin County Coroner David Ruth said, "There are suspicious circumstances surrounding his death."

Ruth identified the inmate as 29-year-old Michael Riddle. Ruth told us the initial call was a hanging death. 

"I don't suspect foul play as far as the staff at Central Mississippi. More information will be released as the investigation unfolds," Ruth added. 

Coroner Ruth said Riddle was found by an officer and he received the call at 8:15 p.m. Ruth said Riddle's body was transported to the medical examiner's office for an autopsy.  

The Department of Correction's Criminal Investigation Division Unit is leading the investigation into Riddle's death.

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