July 26, 2021

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An inmate in Ponce jail dies

PONCE – An inmate died on Sunday afternoon, in the maximum security prison of the Sergeant Pedro Rodríguez Mateo Correctional Complex (Las Cucharas), in Ponce, the police revealed.

Inmate Miguel A. Bonilla Peña, 39, was found dead in cell 5019. A doctor certified death.

No visible signs of violence were found on the person. The causes of death are unknown.

The complaint was initially investigated by Agent Vega from the Ponce Oeste barracks and was later referred to the Ponce Criminal Investigation Corps.

Homicide agent Elmer Rodriguez and prosecutor Ada Torres took charge of the investigation of the incident. The transfer of Bonilla Peña’s body to Forensic Sciences was ordered.

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