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Evansville Man Dies in Northern Indiana Prison


An Evansville man convicted of kidnapping and shooting a woman more than a decade ago has been killed in a northern Indiana prison. 

State Police say 42-year-old Michael Koch was found deceased in the Miami Correctional Facility in Bunker Hill on Sunday.

In a release, the ISP said investigators suspect foul play and are treating Koch’s death as a homicide. 

An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.

A jury convicted Koch of abducting his former girlfriend, shooting her in the ankle, and driving her to New Mexico. He eventually took her to Oklahoma City, where police arrested him.

A judge sentenced Koch to 45 years in prison in 2010, after he was found guilty of criminal confinement, battery, kidnapping, and robbery.