The Iowa Department of Corrections says an autopsy will be done to determine if covid-19 was a factor in the weekend death of a Fort Dodge prison inmate.
The department says 62-year-old Ronald Holdsworth had multiple underlying medical conditions and was taken to the hospital after experiencing a medical emergency and died Saturday. Holdsworth had been serving a 25-year sentence for second-degree sexual abuse from Boone County. His sentence began in 2008. The first state prisoner to die from covid-19 also was an inmate at Fort Dodge Correctional Facility by the name of Ray Vanlengen , who died July 7th.