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DEATH INVESTIGATION OF INMATE AT KENTUCKY STATE PENITENTIARY IN EDDYVILLE

EDDYVILLE, KY – The Kentucky State Police (KSP) is reporting that KSP Post 1 received a call from the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville at approximately 4:11 pm CT on Friday, December 8, 2023 advising that they were performing CPR on an inmate and requested emergency medical services.

Lyon County EMS responded to the penitentiary.

At approximately 4:31 pm CT, Lyon County EMS requested the coroner to respond.

At that time, KSP troopers also responded to the scene to conduct a death investigation.

The inmate has been identified as Ivan Orantes-Pierce, 31 years old of Louisville, Ky.

At this time there is no foul play suspected. An autopsy is scheduled for December 10, 2023.

The investigation remains ongoing by Detective Jones. 

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