18-year-old Kindra Chapman was found dead in her jail cell last week in Alabama. Video evidence and witness statements have confirmed that her death was a suicide.
AL.com reports. She was last seen alive at 6:30 p.m by jailers. During this time, officers were transporting inmates from the Homewood City jail to the Homewood Municipal Court, leaving Chapman alone in the cell. She was found unresponsive at 7:50 p.m. Officials report that Chapman used a bed sheet to hang herself.
Chapman's family released a statement to AL.com saying,
"We are so grateful for the outpouring of support for Kindra. We are devastated that she is gone, and we miss her terribly. We want the world to know what a wonderful soul she was. At the same time, we want the world to know that her death was a suicide. We have hired lawyers to investigate how this could have happened while she was in police custody."View the press conference below.