Homicide Investigation Underway After Inmate Found Dead At Buckeye Prison

Jereme Cosby

The Arizona Department of Corrections is investigating a suspected homicide after an inmate was found dead on Saturday.

Jereme Cosby, an incarcerated individual, 50, died on March 25 when he was found unresponsive in his shared housing unit with injuries. Staff began conducting life-saving measures. Responding paramedics, in consultation with medical staff at Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear, declared Cosby deceased.

The incident is being treated as a suspected homicide and an investigation is being conducted by Criminal Investigators with ADCRR. The Department intends to fully pursue criminal prosecution of any suspect(s) identified to be involved in this case.

All inmate deaths are also investigated in consultation with the county medical examiner’s office.

Cosby was admitted to ADCRR custody in 2005 after he was sentenced out of Mohave County for Murder 1st Degree.

His assigned housing location was Arizona State Prison Complex-Lewis.