COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM)- Within 24 hours three Marion County residents have died.
On November 1st, Rhonda Gay and Samuel "Bo" Jerkins were found dead in a house located on Jones Lane in Columbia. Their bodies were found by Jerkins 13-year-old son. On November 2nd, a fellow acquaintance of theirs, Shawn Stivers, begin to feel ill and was rushed to Wesley Medical Center, and died in Lamar County.
Though the toxicology reports have yet to return, officials suspect that their deaths are linked to prescription drug overdose.