Bunker Hill — The Indiana State Police are investigating the homicide of an inmate at Miami Correctional Facility.
According to a press release, Indiana State Police Det. Wendell Beachy initiated an investigation Monday at the request of the Miami Correctional Facility, into the death of inmate Lannie Morgan, 70, South Bend.
Morgan had been in prison since 2011 for child molesting and incest, according to an Miami Correctional Facility online inmate database.
At approximately 9:40 a.m., prison staff members found Morgan unresponsive in his I Unit cell, the release states.
An ambulance was summoned for Morgan, but he died before reaching the local hospital. Investigators suspect foul play and are treating the death as a homicide, the release states.
An autopsy was conducted and results are pending.
Morgan had been incarcerated within the Indiana Department of Correction since December of 2011.
No further information was released.
Beachy was assisted by ISP Det. Mike Lorona, internal affairs for the Miami Correctional Facility, and the Miami County Coroner's Office.