Sandra Bland’s death ruled a suicide by hanging

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The death of Sandra Bland is causing controversy across the country.

And now there's new information about Bland's last days in her own words. 

Authorities are still investigating the death of 28-year-old Bland.

On Thursday, the prosecutor for Waller County, investigating the death of Bland, announced preliminary findings from the autopsy.

The autopsy found that Bland committed suicide.

Bland was found dead in her jail cell, three days after being arrested during a traffic stop.

Jail officials said, she hung herself with a trashbag. 

The prosecutor also said Bland had marijuana in her system and weeks-old cuts on her wrist that were likely self-inflicted.

He also went on to say that the autopsy did not find injuries consistent with a violent struggle. 

In the meantime, a friend of Bland's released audio of a voicemail message he received from her the day after her arrest. 

"Hey this is Me. I'm um, I just was able to see the judge, I don't really know. They have me at a 5,000 bond. I'm still just at a loss for words honestly at this whole process. How did switching lanes with no signal turn into all of this, I don't even know. Um, but I'm still here, so I guess call me back when you can."

A report from the Texas Commission on jail standards found that guards did not make hourly checks on Bland as they're required. 

Bland's family said the 28-year-old did not kill herself. 

A woman who was in a jail cell next to Bland is also coming forward.

Alexandria Pyle said Bland was "sort of distraught," that a friend hadn't come to bail her out of jail. She said Bland said she "was not equipped" for incarceration and thought she was the victim of an injustice.

Pyle also said she heard no signs of a struggle in the cell.

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