Inmate from Indy dies in Putnamville Correctional

Darwin Elmore. (Provided Photo/Putnamville Correctional Facility)

PUTNAMVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Indianapolis-native Darwin Elmore died at Putnamville Correctional Facility Thursday night after a stabbing, prison officials said Friday.

Prison staff were alerted to the stabbing around 6:45 p.m., and Elmore was declared dead at 11:32 p.m.

Putnamville Correctional officials described the incident as an “offender on offender stabbing.” An autopsy will be performed to determine an official cause of death.

Prison officials said the suspect was another inmate, who was being kept away from other inmates after the stabbing. The inmate’s name won’t be released until charges are filed in the case.

Elmore, 34, was serving two sentences for dealing cocaine. He was expected to be released in about two years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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