MissCo Authorities Investigating Jail Death

OCTOBER 2, 2006 - Posted at 4:06 p.m. CDT

LUXORA, AR - Mississippi County authorities are investigating a death that occured in the county's detention center on Sunday.

According to a statement from the Sheriff's Department, "At approximately 7 a.m. deputies were called back into the Mississippi County Detention facility concering a possible fight within one of the blocks."

Upon the arrival of deputies, 19-year-old Marvin Kinney was found lying on the floor of his cell.  An immediate check of vital signs "was conducted by staff personnel and an ambulance was contacted."

The police report also states, "Due to the lack of vital signs, the deputy coroner, Tom Schniver, was contacted, responded, and pronounced death."

Kinney's body has been sent to the state crime lab in an effort to determine the exact cause of death.