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Inmate's death declared a homicide

The death of an inmate at the Miami Correctional Facility has officially been declared a homicide.

On Tuesday, an autopsy was performed on Matthew Koch, 42, who had been found deceased, in his prison cell, at the Miami Correctional Facility.   

 

The autopsy conducted by Dr. Thomas Sozio, forensic pathologist, determined that Koch’s death was a homicide caused by blood loss from multiple sharp force trauma wounds.

 

Investigators are conducting an active homicide investigation.  

 

 

Original release from 9/6//2021:

Indiana State Police Investigating Death at the Miami Correctional Facility

 

Bunker Hill – Indiana State Police Detective Wendell Beachy initiated an investigation, at the request of the Miami Correctional Facility, into the death of inmate Matthew Koch, 42.

 

At approximately 11:30 a.m., correction officers found Koch unresponsive in his P Housing Unit cell. Despite life-saving measures performed by prison staff members, Koch succumbed to his injuries. Investigators suspect foul play and are treating the death as a homicide. 

 

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