UPDATE: Inmate killed in possible Central Utah Correction homicide identified

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Central Utah Correctional Facility in Gunnison

TUESDAY 6/29/2021 11:04 a.m.

GUNNISON, Utah (ABC4) – Authorities have identified the man killed in a possible homicide at the Central Utah Correction Facility.

The Utah Department of Correction says Dale Lee Rush was found unresponsive in his cell at the Henry Facility in Gunnison Monday morning.

After a medical evaluation, Rush was pronounced dead.

His death is being investigated as a possible homicide.

According to UDOC, Rush has been incarcerated since 2001, serving a sentence for first-degree felonies of sodomy on a child, rape of a child, and sexual abuse.

Rush’s family has been notified and the incident is now being investigated by the Utah State Bureau of Investigation.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police investigating possible homicide at Central Utah Correctional Facility

MONDAY 6/28/2021 3:33 p.m.

DRAPER, Utah (ABC4) – Police are investigating a possible homicide at the Central Utah Correctional Facility.

According to the Utah Department of Corrections (UDC), an inmate was found unresponsive at the Henry Facility of the Central Utah Correctional Facility Monday morning.

They were pronounced dead shortly after being found. Police are investigating the death as a possible homicide.

As a result, the Henry Facility will be on lockdown until further notice, the UDC says.

The inmate’s identity has not been released pending the notification of their family.

More information on the incident is expected to be released in the coming days.

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