Federal prisoner in Missouri medical center dies

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, July 24 2014 Jul 24, 2014 Thursday, July 24, 2014 4:12:20 AM CDT July 24, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Officials are investigating the death of an inmate at a federal prison medical center in Missouri.

The U.S. Department of Justice says 57-year-old Cyprian Adoh died Wednesday. A spokeswoman for the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners says his death is being investigated as a homicide.

Adoh was found unresponsive and injured in his housing unit on July 19. He was transported to a local hospital and died days later due to complications of his injuries.

The spokeswoman says the FBI is investigating. She says another inmate has been identified as a suspect.

Adoh was a former social worker and probation officer from California. He was serving a roughly six-year sentence for conspiracy to commit health care fraud.

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