Inmate Sinclair dies in prison


Wayne Eugene Sinclair was pronounced dead due to apparent suicide at 6:35 a.m. on the morning of Saturday, July 13, 2019.  Sinclair was 52 years old at the time of his death. 

Sinclair had been incarcerated at the Anamosa State Penitentiary for the crime of Attempted Murder and other crimes from Warren County. His incarceration began on November 9, 1999. 

The department releases all inmates suspected to have committed suicide to the State Medical Examiner, and conducts an investigation.

When the death of an incarcerated person occurs, the department makes every attempt to notify registered victims.