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Coroner rules death at Ashley Furniture plant a suicide

The death has been ruled a suicide, the coroner confirmed on Tuesday morning.

Posted: Dec 10, 2019 11:06 AM
Updated: Dec 10, 2019 3:09 PM

ECRU, Miss. (WTVA) - Pontotoc County Coroner Kim Bedford ruled the weekend death at the Ashley Furniture plant in Ecru a suicide.

She did not provide the name of the person.

Ashley Furniture facility in Ecru | Photo Date: Dec. 6, 2019

The state performed an autopsy which led to that conclusion.

Bedford said law enforcement agencies responded to the scene on Saturday at approximately 8:15 a.m.

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Ashley Furniture released the following statement on Tuesday.

"On Saturday, December 7, we lost one of our Ashley Furniture associates. Our thoughts, and prayers are with this individual’s family, friends, and loved ones. This is a tragic incident, and we join others who are grieving this loss.

Throughout the course of these past few days, we have been and are treating this matter with the highest sensitivity, including communicating with associates, offering optional leave and grief counseling."

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