Death of woman found hanging in jail cell under investigation

Alexandria Delacruz was sorority sisters with 28 year old Sandra Bland. She is still trying to cope with the tragic loss.

Delacruz is just one of several people in Waller County wanting to know how a vibrant college educated woman with her whole life ahead of her ended up dead here in the county jail.

Investigators say Bland, who graduated from Prairie View, was arrested Friday night for assaulting an officer.

By Monday morning the Chicago native was found dead in her jail cell.

Sources say it was a hanging.

In a press release Tuesday the Waller County Sheriff's office says she did it herself. We spoke with Waller County DA Elton Mathis and he says while he doesn't believe foul play is involved they are conducting an investigation.

Mathis also said he wanted to send his sympathy to Bland's family in Chicago.

The Texas Rangers have been brought in to look into what some call the suspicious death of Sandra Bland...a young woman whose friends say had just moved back from Chicago to take job at Prairie View.

There's no word how long the investigation into her death will take.

A protest and rally have been scheduled for noon Friday and at 4 pm by activist Quanell X.

Both demonstrations will take place at the Waller County Sheriff's office in Hempstead.