Inmate Found Dead at VT Correctional Facility

By Lesley Engle

Published 03/25 2014 08:15AM

Updated 03/25 2014 06:15PM

SWANTON, Vt. - Vermont State Police identified the inmate who died at the Northwest Regional Correctional Center as 43-year-old Shayn Turner. 

Police say at 1:40 a.m., Turner was appeared to be having a medical episode by a correctional officer conducting a scheduled check of his cell. Correctional officers and a facility nurse started life saving steps until AMCARE arrived.

AMCARE pronounced Turner dead at 2:18 a.m. Turner's body was transported to Northwestern Medical Center to be reviewed. 

Vermont State Police say they along with the Vermont Department of Corrections are still investigating the death and are awaiting the final autopsy report. 

The death is not being considered suspicious at this time. 

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