(Ward County, Texas)--An inmate jailed in Texas on charges of killing a former Mount Sterling, Illinois man and a Texas woman was found dead in his  jail cell Thursday.

The Quincy Herald-Whig reports Texas officials investigating  28-year-old Rodney Wayne Crawford's death feel it is suspicious in nature.  He was charged in the shooting deaths of 30 year-old Travis DeWitt and 31-year-old Christina Stafford on September 5th.  Stafford and Crawford are believed to have been in a relationship previously.

DeWitt was a Quincy native and former Mt. Sterling resident who had been living and working in Texas since February.

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