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For Immediate Release

December 7, 2017

Contact: Jeff Lyons
Public Information Officer
Phone: 603-271-5602

Death at Correctional Facility Under Investigation

CONCORD (December 6, 2017) – New Hampshire State Police Investigators are working with the New Hampshire Department of Corrections Investigative unit to investigate the death of Phillip Borcuk, 34, NHID # 42416 who was a resident at the Department’s Residential Treatment Unit.

Corrections Officers and medical responders attempted life saving measures on Mr. Borcuk, early yesterday morning after responding to his cell where he was alone, when they heard him engaging in self-injurious behavior. He was immediately transported to Concord Hospital where emergency Room medical staff pronounced Mr. Borcuk deceased early Wednesday morning.

An autopsy has been conducted by the state’s medical examiner and is awaiting toxicology results to determine manner of death.

All unanticipated deaths are investigated in consultation with the State’s medical examiners and State Police. While the investigation is ongoing, the Department will continue to partner with outside parties participating in understanding what resulted in ending Mr. Borcuk’s life.

Mr. Borcuk was admitted from Sullivan County Superior Court into Departmental custody in 2012 for charges of Operating after being certified as a Habitual Offender, Theft by Unauthorized Taking and Assault by Prisoner. His parole eligibility date was December 5, 2018 with a maximum release date of December 5, 2019. His next of kin have been notified.

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