Third Menard Prison Inmate Death Ruled Murder
Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says 35-year-old William Crowder died March 26 from "manual strangulation." The coroner classified the death as a homicide.
State's Attorney Jeremy Walker was not immediately available to comment on criminal charges.
Crowder was found dead in his cell in the prison's segregation unit at 10:36 p.m. Crowder's was the third murder since Jan. 31. Walker previously filed murder charges against former Menard inmates for the deaths of 25-year-old Jason Hall and 64-year-old Yusuf Abuzir.
A Department of Corrections spokeswoman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
See other LocalNews news:Salem Woman Faces Multiple Charges After Car Plows Through Building
Homeless Salem Man Charged With Burglary to Grandfather's Home
Salem Man Charged with Aggravated Battery to Pregnant Girlfriend
Centralia Woman Faces Felony Theft Charge For Taking Money From Purse
Centralia Police Add Additional School Resource Officer