Sunday 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.
An autopsy is scheduled for Tuesday.
Beachy was assisted by ISP Sergeant Jason Page, Miami Correctional Facility Investigator Neil Johnson, and Miami County Coroner John Boyer.