Autopsy results pending on man who died in Maine State Prison

Posted July 26, 2011, at 3:17 p.m.

WARREN, Maine — Why a Maine State Prison inmate died last weekend is still unclear.

The Maine Medical Examiners office worked on the autopsy of Shaun Corson, 33, of Madison, on Monday and Tuesday, but said it is pending further review. With the backlog of cases the office has, staff may not get back to Corson for up to 8 months, the office said Tuesday.

Corson was being held as a fugitive from justice on a charge that he killed a woman in Florida. He was found dead in his cell Saturday, July 23.

Officials said the body of 33-year-old Shaun Corson of Madison was found hanging in his cell on Saturday at the Maine State Prison in Warren, an apparent suicide, according to previous reports.

Corson was arrested this month on a warrant from Jacksonville, Fla., where he was charged with killing his girlfriend, 31-year-old Stephanie Ann Slevin, and stealing her car.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.