WAYNESBURG, Pa. (KDKA) — An officer at State Correctional Institution at Greene found an inmate unresponsive inside his cell just before midnight on August 18, 2019.
According to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections, employees were conducting security checks on a housing unit when the officer found Jake Wesley, 51-years-old unresponsive inside his cell.READ MORE: Opening Day Set For 2022 Trout Season In Pennsylvania
Staff and medical personnel responded immediately and the inmate was pronounced dead by the EMS personnel.READ MORE: Pittsburgh's Gingerbread House Competition Remains Virtual In 2021
State Police were notified and they will conduct an investigation and the cause of death will be determined by the Greene County Coroner’s Office.
Wesley was had been housed at State Correctional Institution at Green since March of 1996 where he was serving a life sentence for first degree murder.MORE NEWS: Woman Dies From Injuries Sustained In Multi-Vehicle Crash On I-79
His next-of-kin has been notified.