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State Prison Inmate Death Under Investigation In Allegany County

July 2nd, 2019 by WCBC Radio

(CUMBERLAND, MD) – Maryland State Police investigators are continuing an investigation into the death of a state prison inmate in Allegany County.

The deceased is identified as Nathaniel Mcknight, 37. Mcknight was a state prison inmate serving time at the North Branch Correctional Facility in Cumberland. Cause and manner of death are pending autopsy.

A suspect, also an inmate, has been identified. He has not been charged at this time and is not being identified until charges are placed.

Shortly after noon yesterday, the Maryland State Police Homicide Unit was contacted by investigators from the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Internal Investigative Unit (DPSCS IIU) about an inmate death. Investigators told State Police Mcknight was found in his cell with multiple injuries. He was pronounced deceased in the cell by emergency medical personnel.

State Police Homicide Unit investigators are continuing the investigation begun by the DPSCS IIU. Assistance has been provided by Maryland State Police crime scene technicians. Upon completion, the investigation will be presented to the Allegany County State’s Attorney’s Office for review regarding charges.

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