CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Pa. (WHTM) — The Pennsylvania State Police continue to investigate a death at State Correctional Institution Camp Hill in Lower Allen Township.

Superintendent Laurel Harry reported that inmate Joel Vanderpool, 39, was found unresponsive in his cell on Wednesday, May 4, during staff rounds.

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According to the release, emergency personnel was notified and CPR was administered until the Lower Allen EMS arrived. Vanderpool was pronounced dead at 3:27 a.m. An autopsy from the Cumberland County Coroner stated that Vanderpool died of Multiple Traumatic Injuries and his death has been ruled a homicide.

State Police say the autopsy and investigation indicated that Vanderpool died as a result of injuries sustained during a physical altercation with another inmate. 

Vanderpool was serving a sentence of one to six years for Drug Manufacture/Sale/Deliver or Possess with Intent To Deliver out of Bradford County. He had been at SCI Camp Hill for less than a month.

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