An inmate’s death at the Eastern Correctional Institute in Westover is being investigated as a homicide and another inmate is the target of the probe, Maryland State Police said Saturday.

An autopsy concluded that someone killed 49-year-old Eugene B. Stanford, who was serving time for a burglary in Talbot County, prompting the Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services to call in outside investigators, state police said in a statement.

Another inmate has been identified as being involved in the slaying, but his name isn’t being released until charges are filed, state police said.

State police did not release a cause of death, or any details about the case, citing the ongoing investigation.

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The investigation will be presented to the Somerset County State’s Attorney’s Office, state police said.

Eastern Correctional Institute is located in Somerset County, about 2 1/2 hours southeast of Baltimore.

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