Murder Investigation Underway After Convicted Killer Found Dead in Indiana Prison

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Murder Investigation Underway After Convicted Killer Found Dead in Indiana Prison
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State police are investigating after a convicted murderer was found dead inside an Indiana prison. Victor Glenn, 44, was discovered unresponsive in his cell at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City early on Friday morning. The Indiana Department of Correction has classified his death as a homicide.

Glenn was serving a sentence of life without parole for a double murder committed in Indianapolis in 2007. He was convicted of fatally shooting Denika Radcliff and Jason Myers during a violent drug-related altercation. Glenn had been incarcerated at the Indiana State Prison, the state’s largest correctional facility, since 2008.

No further details about the circumstances of Glenn’s death have been released at this stage. Indiana State Police public information officer Corey Newsom said in a statement that investigators are currently reviewing evidence and interviewing other inmates and staff members:

“We are in the very early stages of our investigation. Our number one priority is to determine exactly what happened inside that prison cell. All possible scenarios are being explored and no stones will be left unturned.”

Sources say that Glenn had no known enemies inside the facility and was serving his time without any behavioral issues reported. However, prisons can often see undercurrents of gang activity and inter-inmate conflicts that staff are not always aware of.

The prison system has faced criticism and legal action in recent years over safety issues. In 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit alleging that conditions at the Indiana State Prison violated the constitutional rights of incarcerated people. Overcrowding, violence and drug problems were highlighted.

“Yet another tragic death in an Indiana prison. There are clearly deep-rooted issues around transparency, oversight and protecting both staff and prisoners. Our thoughts are with the victim’s family during this difficult time. We call on the Department of Correction to fully cooperate with the investigation and make urgent reforms to address safety.”

This is not the first homicide investigation to take place at the facility. In 2020, the death of inmate Dustin Phillips was also ruled a criminal act by investigators. However, no suspects were ever charged in that case.

Glenn’s family have been notified of his death. State police and the Coroner’s Office will work to determine the cause and manner of his death. Any potential criminal charges will depend on the findings of the ongoing probe into this latest deadly incident behind bars.

The investigation remains open and active. Anyone with any information that could assist investigators has been asked to contact Indiana State Police.

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