Miami Correctional Facility inmate died from sharp force trauma wounds

BUNKER HILL – On Tuesday, an autopsy was performed on 42-year-old Matthew Koch, 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.

Sunday, September 5th, Indiana State Police Detective Wendell Beachy initiated an investigation, at the request of the Miami Correctional Facility, into the death of inmate Koch.

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 are conducting an active homicide investigation into Koch’s death.

No more information released will be released at this time.

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