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Inmate killed at Warren Correctional Institution identified

Authorities said Anthony Purk was killed while serving time for rape at a correctional institution in Ohio. (Source: WXIX)
Published: May. 16, 2022 at 5:52 PM EDT

WARREN COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - Anthony Purk has been identified as the man killed at the Warren Correctional Institution on May 11, according to the Ohio Department of Corrections (ODRC).

Purk died from asphyxiation and a report from the Ohio State Highway Patrol says it was a homicide.

Troopers are not detailing exactly what happened, but FOX19 NOW is told Purk was taken to Atrium Medical Center where he died.

ODRC records show Purk was serving a sentence of 10 to life for rape.

His next chance at parole would’ve been in March 2023.

No charges have been filed in connection with Purk’s death, according to the OSP report.

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