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Miami County man apparently strangled in Warren County cell

A 40-year-old man serving an 18-month sentence for domestic violence in Miami County was apparently strangled to death in his cell at Lebanon Correctional Institution on Monday, according to authorities.

Kevin Nill was found in his cell on Monday at the prison outside Lebanon, a rope around his neck, and pronounced dead at 9:43 a.m. Monday the Atrium Medical Center, according to Doyle Burke, chief investigator for the Warren County Coroner’s Office.

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Kevin Nill died Monday in Lebanon prison, strangled to death, according to coroner’s officials. (Staff Writer)

Nill was to be released on May 24, according to on-line Ohio Department of Rehabilitation & Correction records.

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Nill was not hanging when he was found and injuries were consistent with strangulation, which was determined the cause of death, Burke said.

Today the Ohio Highway Patrol investigator assigned to the case declined to comment on the case, while the investigation continued.

Prison officials confirmed the fatality and investigation, but provided no other information.

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