Ralkina Jones Found Dead in Cleveland Heights Jail

Ralkina Jones Found Dead in Cleveland Heights Jail

Autopsy reveals no suspicious injuries.

Published July 28, 2015

UPDATE 7/28/2015 3:31 PM:

An autopsy report released Monday stated that there were "no suspicious injuries" to Ralkina Jones's body. The woman's death in a Ohio jail is the third story of this kind to make headlines since the suspicious deaths of Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman.

Jones was arrested after she allegedly attacked her husband by smashing his car window and driving his vehicle toward him. Jones faced several charges including felonious assault and domestic violence, the Huffington Post reports. 

Jones reportedly received medication to treat undisclosed conditions while in custody. She complained of feeling "lethargic" and was transported to a nearby hospital, treated and sent back to custody. She was checked on throughout the night, but was eventually found unresponsive.


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A Cleveland woman was found dead in a Cuyahoga County, Ohio, jail on Sunday after she was arrested on Friday following a dispute with her husband, according to KPHO.

Ralkina Jones, 37, died at the Cleveland Heights police station. The medical examiner in Cuyahoga County will determine the cause of death. The autopsy is scheduled for Monday, according to Cleveland.com.

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Jones's death occurs on the heels of the death of Sandra Bland, a 28-year-old woman from Illinois who died in a Texas jail. Bland's death was ruled a suicide in an autopsy report that was released on Friday, July 24. Bland's family has disputed the suicide claims and believes that foul play was the cause of her death.

The investigation into the death of Ralkina Jones is ongoing, and this story will be updated as more details are disclosed.

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(Photo: Courtesy of family via CBS 5 KPHO)

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