Master Trooper Joe Veeneman
Public Affairs Officer
Kentucky State Police
Post 8, Morehead
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Inmate Found Unresponsive at Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex
Date of News Release: 02/28/2012
(Morehead, KY) -- On February 28, 2012, at 8:33 a.m., Kentucky State Police Post 8 Morehead received a report of a deceased inmate at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex in Morgan County. Captain Terry Jenkins of the EKCC reported that Cornelius J. Monk was found unresponsive in his cell by his cellmate at approximately 08:05 a.m. Mr. Monk was pronounced deceased at 9 a.m. by Morgan County Coroner Raymond Vancleve. Next of kin was notified by EKCC staff. An autopsy is scheduled for February 29, 2012 at the State Medical Examiners office in Frankfort. No foul play is suspected. The incident remains under investigation by Detective Toby Gardner.