- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PONTIAC, Ill. (AP) - Authorities are investigating as a homicide the death of an Illinois prison inmate.

Illinois Department of Corrections spokesman Tom Shaer says 36-year-old Fabian Carrillo was found unresponsive on the floor of his cell early Tuesday at the maximum-security Pontiac Correctional Center. Shaer says Carrillo later died at a hospital.

Shaer says no sharp or blunt objects were found in the cell, and there was no sign of the use of those kinds of objects on the victim. Investigators are awaiting results of toxicology tests.

Department of Corrections records show Carrillo was serving a 52-year sentence for a murder conviction out of Cook County and had been imprisoned since 2003.


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