Family seeks answers in Alaska inmate's death

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

A 20-year-old California parolee found dead in his Alaska jail cell was being held even though his case had been dismissed more than a week earlier.

The Alaska fugitive case against Davon Mosley of Bakersfield, Calif., was dropped March 27 after California authorities declined extradition.

Mosley was arrested in Anchorage March 16 on a fugitive warrant from California. He died April 4.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kaci Schroeder declined to comment, saying the death is under investigation.

His fiance, Vernesia Gordon, said officials kept her from visiting Mosley after March 23. Gordon also says Mosley, who was schizophrenic and bipolar, told her he wasn't allowed to take his medications.

Gordon has hired a lawyer to investigate.

Mosley served 14 months in California after attacking family members with a machete.