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Death Of Central Utah Inmate Investigated As Possible Homicide

The death of an inmate at the Central Utah Correctional Facility is being treated as a possible homicide by investigators.According to the Utah Department of Corrections, an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell Monday morning. After a quick medical evaluation, he was declared dead shortly thereafter. 


No further details have been given, but the Utah State Bureau of Investigation says the man’s death is being investigated as a possible homicide. The victim’s name has not yet been released.



The Henry facility, where the victim was found, has been put on lockdown. The Department of Corrections says it will remain that way until further notice.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!