Two inmates die of natural causes in Fulton

Two inmates at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center died within three days of each other — both of natural causes, the Missouri Department of Corrections has reported.

Walter Brown, 85, was pronounced dead at 9:31 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at Callaway Community Hospital, according to a press release from the Missouri Department of Corrections. Brown, who died of apparent natural causes, had been serving a four-year sentence starting Feb. 10, 2012, for “knowingly burning or exploding,” the press release stated. Brown resided in Deepwater before incarceration, according to online court records, and pleaded guilty to the crime in Johnson County.

Thor Caven, 41, was pronounced dead at 12:49 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Jefferson City, a separate press release from the DOC stated. Caven, also at the Fulton Reception and Diagnostic Center, was serving a seven-year sentence on possession of a controlled substance, forgery and failure to register as a sex offender, according to the press release. Caven had residence listed in Olathe, Kan., Lawrence, Kan., Belton and High Ridge over the past 14 years, according to online court records. Caven died of natural causes, the release stated.


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