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DESOTO COUNTY, Miss. — Investigators with the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation are in DeSoto County this morning.

They are looking into an inmate death at the county jail.

Steven Allen, 31, was in jail for grand larceny/burglary charges out of Horn Lake.

The DeSoto County Sheriff’s Department told us Allen was discovered dead inside a holding cell at the county’s adult detention facility in Hernando.

How Allen died has not been confirmed.