Sunflower County Sheriff James Haywood said on Wednesday that an arrest has been made in the death of a Yazoo City man that was discovered on a gravel road near the dirt pit just off of Kinlock Road.
On Friday, sheriff department investigators arrested Kinyanna Marie Cintado, 24, 509 Debbie Drive, Yazoo City and charged her with second-degree murder in the death of 38-year-old Darius Woods.
Cintado made her court appearance before Judge Lisa Bell and her bond was set at $500,000. And at last check she was still in the Sunflower County jail.
A citizen found Woods’ body on December 1, laying on the ground just a few feet away from his 1998 Buick Century. He suffered an apparent single gunshot wound and the coroner pronounced him dead at the scene.
Haywood said his investigators have been vigilantly working to solve the mystery of Woods’ death and it was forensic records that led them to Cintado. “The investigators did a great job,” he said. Haywood said it also took numerous phone calls, personal contacting and a lot of footwork.
Haywood said although they have collected quite a bit of evidence, they are still actively working the case. He said they are confident that she committed the crime although no motive was disclosed and Cintado denies that she killed Woods.