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Central Utah prison inmate's death being investigated as possible homicide

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Posted at 11:05 PM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-30 00:41:58-04

GUNNISON, Utah — Investigators are treating the death of an inmate at the Central Utah Correctional Facility as a possible homicide.

Dale Lee Rush, 66, was found unresponsive in his cell Monday morning, according to the Utah Department of Corrections. He was medically evaluated, then declared dead shortly thereafter. The Henry Facility, where the was found, was then put on lockdown.

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The Utah State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the man's death as a possible homicide, but no further details were given.

Rush had been in prison since 2001, serving a sentence for so rape of a child, sodomy of a child, and sexual abuse of a child.