LIVE High School Football Scores

UPDATE: Person of Interest in Homicide Investigation Dies After Being Found Unresponsive in Jail Cell

UPDATE: The coroner confirmed Robert Thurner was pronounced dead around 1:20 p.m. Sunday at Geisinger Medical Center. According to the coroner, Thurner attempted to hang himself. The incident remains under investigation.

(Original story)

BLOOMSBURG -- Prison officials in Columbia County confirm a person of interest in a woman's death in Northumberland County was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday morning.

Robert Thurner was taken to the Columbia County Prison Friday night on an unrelated charge.

His girlfriend, 38-year-old Penny Mansfield, was found dead in her backyard in Mount Carmel. Her body was discovered under an open second-floor window.

Prison officials say they gave Thurner CPR around 10:30 a.m., and he was then taken to the hospital.

There's no word on Thurner's condition at this time.

The incident is under investigation by Bloomsburg police and prison administration.

Talkback 16 Online Discussion:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s