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Anamosa inmate convicted of murder in 1998 dies of suspected suicide

Authorities say Terry Scott Dudley, 44, died from complications of a suspected suicide after he...
Authorities say Terry Scott Dudley, 44, died from complications of a suspected suicide after he was found unresponsive in his cell at Anamosa State Penitentiary on March 31, 2021.(Iowa Department of Corrections)
Published: Apr. 3, 2021 at 8:17 PM CDT
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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) - An inmate at Anamosa State Penitentiary has died due to complications related to his suspected suicide, according to officials.

The Iowa Department of Corrections says Terry Scott Dudley, 44, was pronounced dead at 4:43 P.M. on Friday at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dudley was transported to the Iowa City hospital after prison staff found him unresponsive in his cell on March 31st.

Dudley was serving a life sentence for a 1st Degree Murder charge from Polk County for the murder of 20-year-old Curtis Pizinger, of Waukee, Iowa.

According to the Des Moines Register, Pizinger was found dead on a gravel road near Altoona, Iowa on the morning of December 26, 1997. He was shot at least eight times.

Dudley’s prison sentence began on May 30, 1998.

Officials say Dudley’s death remains under investigation.

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