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Sandra Bland's autopsy shows no indication of homicide, prosecutors say

An autopsy of Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old African-American woman who was found dead in her Texas jail cell earlier this month, lacked any evidence suggesting her death was a homicide, authorities announced Thursday.

Waller County Assistant District Attorney Warren Diepraam added that the medical examiner did not find any head and neck injuries typically associated with homicide, or any defensive marks on her hands.

Bland died in her Texas jail cell three days after being arrested during a traffic stop. Though her death was initially ruled a suicide by hanging, her family contested that claim, and authorities launched an investigation into the matter.