NorCal Man Accused of Killing Wife Found Dead

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    A 33-year-old Prunedale man arrested earlier this year on  suspicion of murdering his wife was found hanged in his cell in county jail  in Salinas early Saturday morning, according to the Monterey County Sheriff's  Office.

         At about 3 a.m., Jesse Crow was found hanging by a makeshift rope  by sheriff's deputies making hourly bed checks. Crow was taken to Natividad  Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff's  office.      Sheriff's Sgt. Terry Kaiser said no other information about the  death will be available until an autopsy is conducted.
         Crow was arrested on Feb. 16 for the murder of his wife, Ryann  Bunnell Crow, 23, who went missing on Jan. 30, Salinas police said.
         Her bones were found on May 25 when a man looking for marine life  on the Hayward shoreline on the southwest edge of the city's limits came  across a human bone. Police responded and found bones scattered over 200 to  300 yards of shoreline south of the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge. DNA testing  later confirmed the bones were hers.
         Police said it appears the couple had an on-again, off-again  relationship. Ryann had recently left Crow prior to her disappearance and was  staying with her parents in Salinas.
         Crow's death occurred while he was in county jail awaiting a Sept.  16 preliminary hearing in the murder trial.