Two Rivers inmate found unresponsive in cell

Benjamin Yzaguirre, 64, was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday night.

An Oregon Department of Corrections inmate died unexpectedly late Saturday night at Two Rivers Correctional Institution in Umatilla.

According to a press release from the Department of Corrections,Benjamin Yzaguirre, 64, was found unresponsive in his cell at about 9:40 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2017. Security and medical staff started life-saving efforts while Umatilla Emergency Medical Technicians responded. Yzaguirre was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead at 10:55 p.m.

Yzagiurre entered DOC custody on July 2, 2015, on one count of rape and one count of sodomy out of Marion County. His expected release date was June 11, 2021.

As with all unanticipated deaths in state prisons, the Oregon State Police Criminal Investigation Division is conducting an investigation.