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Autopsy: Woman dead in Texas jail used bag tied in slipknot
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Autopsy: Woman dead in Texas jail used bag tied in slipknot

File - In this July 22, 2015 photo, the Waller County jail cell where Sandra Bland was found dead is seen, in Hempstead, Texas. When Bland died last week she became just the latest name on a long list of inmates who killed themselves in custody, with one dubious distinction. Bland was the only black woman to commit suicide in a Texas jail in the last five years, state records show. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

HEMPSTEAD, Texas (AP) — A black woman found dead in a Southeast Texas jail three days after a traffic-stop confrontation with a white officer hanged herself using a clear plastic bag tied into a slipknot, according to an autopsy report released Friday.

The medical examiner’s report, which the Waller County District Attorney’s Office made public, corroborates findings prosecutors detailed a day earlier about the death of 28-year-old Sandra Bland.

Authorities have said the bag was tied to an overhead steel partition of the jail cell where Bland died. The “circular area” of the bag formed by the slipknot was about 6

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