Muscogee County Coroner: Inmate death at Rutledge State Prison is homicide

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Autopsy results are back for an inmate who died at Rutledge State Prison earlier this month. The man’s cause of death has been determined to be homicide.

According to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan, Curtis Mincey, whose death was being investigated as suspicious, is now officially a homicide.

Bryan says the cause of death for Mincey, age 74, was confirmed by the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office, who conducted the autopsy following the discovery on Mincey’s body on July 22, 2021.

According to Bryan autopsy revealed Mincey died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, torso, extremities. Bryans says the autopsy lists “death through physical altercation with other(s)” as an additional cause of death.

Mincey was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Elizabeth Allison on July 22, at 3:01 a.m.

Rutledge State Prison is located on Manor Road in Columbus. It is a medium security facility holding adult male felons.

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