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Elderly Bucks County Inmate Dies Of Natural Causes

An 84-year-old inmate from the Bucks County Correctional Facility died this month.

The Bucks County Correctional Facility in Doylestown Township. File photo.
Credit: Tom Sofield/

An elderly inmate of the Bucks County Correctional Facility died recently.

The Bucks County Department of Corrections said on Wednesday that Robert Peterson, 84, of Quakertown, was pronounced dead on Saturday, January 20, at Doylestown Hospital.

The death of the inmate was “believed to be of natural causes and is not under investigation by the DOC at this time,” a statement said.

The Bucks County Coroner’s Office said they were not investigating the death.

Peterson had been in Doylestown Hospital for a week before he died.

The 84-year-old man was in prison serving time for a child pornography case from 2022. The case was investigated by Pennsylvania State Police.

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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for 12 years for both newspaper and online publications. Tom’s reporting has appeared locally, nationally, and internationally across several mediums. He is proud to report on news in the county where he lives and to have created a reliable publication that the community deserves.

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