Nov. 19 (UPI) -- For months, Bettersten Wade called Jackson, Miss., police for updates about her 37-year-old son, Dexter, who had disappeared in March. She searched for five months before learning the truth: Jackson Police Department knew where he was -- buried in a pauper's grave behind a local jail.
Bettersten Wade learned an off-duty police officer in an SUV struck and killed Wade the same day he went missing, and no one informed her. Preliminary findings in an independent autopsy released last week showed he had a wallet with a state identification card, credit cards and a health insurance card in this front pocket, attorney Ben Crump said on X. The autopsy also showed Dexter Wade, 37, had multiple blunt force injuries to the skull, ribs and pelvis, and his left leg was amputated.