Indiana State Police investigating death of inmate at Fayette County Community Corrections

CONNERSVILLE – Early Saturday morning, Detectives from the Indiana State Police Pendleton District were called to assist in a death investigation of an inmate housed at the Fayette County Community Corrections. 

 Fayette County Community Corrections

The deceased was identified as 40-year-old  Billy W. Burdge of Connersville. Burdge was found unresponsive in his bunk by Fayette County correctional staff, and medical personnel was notified. Despite life-saving efforts from medical staff, Burge was pronounced deceased by Kathy Holbert of the Fayette County Coroner’s Office. Burdge’s toxicology and autopsy report are pending, and the investigation is ongoing. Burdge’s family has been notified of his death.

Indiana State Police detectives were assisted at the scene by members of the Fayette County Coroner’s Office, Fayette County Sheriff’s Department, Connersville Police Department, and Fayette County Community Corrections.

Further information will be released by the Fayette County Coroner’s Office.