The death of male prisoner in the Neshoba County Jail on Chestnut Street Tuesday morning is being investigated by the state Bureau of Investigations.

The body of Rexdale W. Henry, 53, of 158 Bogue Chitto Dr., was found in his cell shortly after 10 a.m. Tuesday, Coroner Allen Collins said.

An autopsy will be performed to determine a cause of death, he said.

Collins said Henry had been seen alive earlier that morning around 9:30 a.m.

Sheriff Tommy Waddell said Henry was in jail for failure to pay old fines.