The man convicted of killing a Purdue University student in January at the West Lafayette campus was found dead in his cell at the state prison in Michigan City last night, according to Indiana State Prison officials. An autopsy is scheduled for Cody Cousins, 24.
He was discovered in a cell in the prison’s orientation unit during a routine check just before 9 p.m. and pronounced dead about 25 minutes later. Cousins had self-inflicted cuts to his neck and both arms, according to prison officials. He was serving a 65-year prison sentence for murder in connection with the Jan. 21 shooting death of Purdue University student Drew Boldt and was not scheduled for release until July 22, 2046. Cousins arrived at the prison in Michigan City on Wednesday, Oct. 23 and was on a unit for new arrivals.