May 11, 2023

Roxie Woman Arrested For Murdering Her Husband Found Dead In Jail Cell

Morgan Howard

Source: Jefferson Co. SO
According to the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department, on May 10, at approximately 9:15 pm, during a routine jail check, a woman who was behind bars for allegedly shooting and killing her husband was found deceased in her cell.
41-year-old Sarah Peshoff’s appears to have died by suicide.
She was being housed for the Jefferson County Sheriff Department and had been charged with the murder of her husband.
MBI was called in and will be handling this investigation.

According to the Natchez Democrat, a man was found shot to death in his home near Roxie a couple of weeks ago. The victim, 43-year-old Leroy Peshoff, was found dead in his bedroom.

His wife, 41-year-old Sarah Jo Peshoff, was arrested and charged with his murder Sunday morning.

The Natchez Democrat reports that Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call from another family member at 10 a.m. Sunday. They went to the house at 1998 Granger Road near Roxie.

Coroner Kendrick McDonald said that the apparent cause of Peshoff’s death was a gunshot to the head.

Source: Jefferson Co. SO

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