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Convicted Murderer Found Dead In Prison Cell

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A convicted murderer found dead in his prison cell.

John White was discovered by guards early Wednesday morning.

9&10 News news closely followed the murder of Rebekah Gay, and trial of John White in Isabella County.

White killed the 24 year old single mother in her Mount Pleasant home on Halloween.

He was serving a minimum 56-year prison sentence at a prison in Ionia.

Around 4:40 AM Wednesday, White was found dead in his prison cell.

Michigan State Police say it was suicide.

White killed Gay, then drug her body into the woods as her young son slept in another room.

The former pastor had a prior conviction for manslaughter in Kalamazoo County.

Neighbors tell 9&10 News they're somewhat relieved by his death, and hopes this gives Rebekah's family some more closure.