Inmate found dead at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility


RANKIN COUNTY, Miss. (WJTV) – An inmate was found unresponsive at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility in Rankin County on Sunday. The Mississippi Department of Corrections said an officer discovered 42-year-old David Lee May while serving breakfast.

According to Coroner David Ruth, he was dispatched to the facility. May’s body was taken to the State Crime Lab for an autopsy. MDOC said there were no obvious signs of injuries to the body. 

May was serving life for two aggravated assaults in Harrison County. He was sentenced October 5, 2017.

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