2012-06-07 / Community

Inmate’s cause of death released

MUNISING – A recent autopsy has found an Alger Correctional Facility inmate was the victim of manual strangulation. The inmate, Carlos Marquis Love, 39, of Detroit, was found dead on Thursday, May 31.

Troopers from Michigan State Police Negaunee Post responded to the Alger Correctional Facility for a report of an inmate death on, May 31.

An inmate notified staff that Love had suffered a seizure and was unconscious. Attempts by prison staff to resuscitate Love were unsuccessful.

Preliminary investigative efforts conducted by troopers and Michigan Department of Corrections personnel determined Love did not die of natural causes, and a suspect was developed. Detectives from the MSP Negaunee Post and personnel from the MSP Marquette Lab responded to assist in the investigation.

On June 1, an autopsy was performed at Marquette General Hospital and pathologists determined Love died from manual strangulation.

Love was serving prison sentences for armed robbery and prisoner possessing a weapon. He had been incarcerated since 1992.

The incident remains under investigation by the MSP and DOC.

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