South Central Correctional Center
The South Central Correctional Center, a 1,600-bed facility on West Highway 32 at Licking.

An inmate assigned to the South Central Correctional Center at Licking has died. It is the fifth since Aug. 31.

Officials said Oryon Guinn, 38, was pronounced dead Saturday morning at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston.

Guinn, who had been in prison since September 2014, was serving a life sentence for second-degree murder from Dent County.

An autopsy will be conducted, the Missouri Department of Corrections said.

Texas County Coroner Marie Lasaster said Tuesday that one death is attributed to stage 4 lung cancer and bilateral pulmonary embolism and a second to stage 4 lung cancer. Three others are pending autopsy results to determine the cause of death.

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