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Rexdale Henry, 53
Philadelphia, Mississippi
July 14, 2015

Agencies: Neshoba County Jail Philadephia Mississippi

Last updated: 7 months ago

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Rexdale W. Henry, a 53-year-old Choctaw medicine man and activist was arrested on July 9, 2015 for failing to pay a minor traffic citation. He was found dead in his jail cell in Philadelphia, Miss., on the morning of July 14. According to the Jackson Free Press, he was last seen alive around 9:30 a.m. Correction officers at the facility found his body with two broken ribs at 10 a.m.

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Just after funeral services were held on July 19th, in Bogue Chitto, Henry’s body was flown to Florida for an independently-funded autopsy paid for by anonymous donors.