Bibb jail inmate’s autopsy inconclusive

lfabian@macon.comJanuary 14, 2014 

A Tuesday morning autopsy failed to determine the cause of death for a Bibb County inmate found dead in his cell last week.

Bibb County Coroner Leon Jones said results are pending toxicology testing on the body of 34-year-old William Giles III.

Just before dinner Friday, Giles was found dead in his cell.

He had been in jail since he was arrested Oct. 16, 2013, on charges of arson, criminal attempt to commit a felony and three counts aggravated assault.

He is accused of using gasoline to set fire to a home in which a two women and an infant were inside on July 20.

One of the women smelled smoke and called firefighters, who put out the fire before much damage was done.

Lt. Sean DeFoe, a public affairs officer for the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office, said last week that there were no obvious signs of foul play in Giles’ death.

Toxicology test results could be back in about two months, Jones said.

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