LaBelle, PA – Tina Walker, superintendent of the State Correctional Institution at Fayette, reported today inmate Aurelio Rivera-Lopez, 50, was found unresponsive in his cell by a corrections officer during regular rounds. Life-saving measures were started immediately by security staff until medical staff arrived. Brownsville EMS arrived and continued medical care.

Rivera-Lopez was convicted of Robbery in Lancaster County and sentenced to 7-to-14-years in prison. He has been at SCI Fayette since October 2023. 

In accordance with state policy, the Pennsylvania State Police were notified and will conduct an investigation. The official cause of death will be determined by the Fayette County Coroner's Office. 

The deceased's next-of-kin has been notified.


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