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Police investigating after Oregon inmate dies unexpectedly

Associated Press

UMATILLA, Oregon – The Oregon State Police are investigating after a 29-year-old inmate at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla died unexpectedly on Saturday.

The Oregon Department of Corrections announced Sunday that Rigoberto Corono-Avila was transported off-site for medical care Saturday afternoon. He was pronounced dead a few hours later.

Corono-Avila was serving time on felony assault and sex abuse charges, and his earliest release date was just six months away. The Department of Corrections did not release any details about the circumstances surrounding Corono-Avila’s death. The Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death, as it does with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons.

Two Rivers Correctional Institution house about 1,800 male inmates. The prison has had several unexpected inmate deaths in recent months, with Corono-Avila’s death marking at least the seventh death since December.