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February 28, 2012

EKCC inmate found dead

Feb. 28, 2012 — An inmate at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in West Liberty has been found dead, according to police.

Kentucky State Police said they received a report on Feb. 28 at 8:33 a.m. of a deceased inmate at the EKCC.

Captain Terry Jenkins of the EKCC reported that Cornelius J. Monk was found unresponsive in his cell by his cellmate at approximately 8:05 a.m.  

Monk was pronounced dead at 9 a.m. by Morgan County Coroner Raymond Vancleve. 

An autopsy is scheduled for Feb. 29, at the state medical examiners office in Frankfort.  No foul play is suspected. 

The incident remains under investigation by Detective Toby Gardner.

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