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Death of inmate at Miami Correctional Facility being investigated as a homicide

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Posted at 10:43 AM, Sep 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-09 14:42:53-04

BUNKER HILL — The death of an inmate at Miami Correctional Facility who was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday morning is being investigated as a homicide by Indiana State Police.

ISP Sgt. Tony Slocum said Matthew Koch, 42, was found around 11:30 a.m. He died after an incident detectives believe involved foul play.

An autopsy on Tuesday found Koch's death was caused by blood loss from multiple sharp force trauma wounds, Slocum said on Thursday.

According to online records from the Indiana Department of Correction, Koch was sentenced for battery, kidnapping and robbery resulting in serious bodily injury in January 2012 in Vanderburgh County. His earliest possible release date was September 2023.

The incident remains under investigation.