Coroner says flesh-eating bacteria killed inmate
CHICAGO – A rare flesh-eating virus is believed to be responsible in part for the death of a Dixon Correctional Center inmate, the Chicago Tribune reported Monday.
Robert J. Turner, 32, had a chronic illness and was admitted to the University of Illinois Medical Center in Chicago on Sept. 7, according to Stacey Solano, a spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Solano said in an email that preliminary information given to the department is that Turner died Friday of natural causes.
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