Suicide at Putnamville Correctional Facility

Reports of a suicide at the Putnamville Correctional Facility are lighting up local news headlines. This all took place on August 21st when one Denny Kellems, age 33 of French Lick hung himself using his bed sheet inside his cell. On Monday August, 22nd staff found Kellems hanging inside his cell. Emergency medical staff was called and CPR was administered. When the ambulance arrived on scene Kellems was official pronounced dead by the Putnam County Coroner at 3:40pm. Previously Kellems had escaped the Orange County Jail and was later apprehended. Although investigators highly suspect suicide to be the cause of death the investigation still remains open.

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