FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Contact: Nick Crawford, (515) 725-5707

Prison Inmate Romeo Hardin Dies

IOWA CITY – Romeo Casino Hardin was pronounced dead at 6:22 a.m. on Sunday, July 23, 2023, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He had been transported there on Tuesday, July 18, following an unexpected medical emergency at the Iowa State Penitentiary where he was housed. Hardin was 42 years old at the time of his death. An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death. Foul play is not suspected.

Hardin had been serving a life sentence with the possibility of parole for the crime of Murder 1st Degree from Scott County. His sentence began on April 7, 1997.