MOBERLY — Autopsy reports show two inmates at the Moberly Correctional Center who died within hours of each other were killed by drug overdoses.

The Moberly Monitor-Index reports Boone County Medical Examiner Carl Stacy found that 50-year-old Roland Tyler died from a fentanyl overdose and 33-year-old Clayton King died from a combination of fentanyl and methamphetamine.

The Moberly paper submitted an open records request for the autopsy results.

Tyler and King were among four inmates who died at the prison within 24 hours in early October. The coroner found the other two died of natural causes. Both Tyler and King were found unresponsive in their cells.

Tyler was serving a 20-year sentence for domestic assault and King was jailed for first-degree assault and robbery, both from Jackson County.

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