Published: Oct 06, 2010 4:19 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 06, 2010 1:19 PM EDT

MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - A state prison guard was found fatally stabbed outside her Miami home.

Police say the corrections officer - identified by relatives as 36-year-old Rhonda Mickens - was found dead Tuesday morning in the side yard of her home. The officer's husband and one of her three sons were at home when she was found.

The officer worked at the South Florida Reception Center in Doral.

A Department of Corrections spokeswoman says that Mickens began working for Florida's prison system in 2004 and was assigned to a unit that transports inmates.

No suspects have been charged.

It wasn't clear if the stabbing had anything to do with her job.