After spending some time in the Delaware County jail, Edwina King was approached by other female inmates, they needed her help. "According to a federal civil rights suit, employees of the Delaware Country Sheriff's Office were abusing the inmates, including rape, sodomy, sexual battery and blackmail. County officials recently settled the lawsuit for $13.5 million."
However, The Tulsa World learned that King had letters from the inmates accounting more abuse. She was scheduled to meet with an attorney, but she never showed. Edwina King was found dead, the cause officials say was suicide, but King's family is suspicious, saying "she was anything but suicidal". Questions are now being raised about whom, if anyone wanted King dead.