A man convicted of confining and raping a woman in Wasilla six years ago has died at a Mat-Su hospital while serving his sentence in the case.

Alaska Department of Corrections spokeswoman Megan Edge said that 77-year-old Bobby C. Boyd was pronounced dead at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, with no foul play suspected in his death. Boyd had been taken there from the Goose Creek Correctional Center on Dec. 8.

“Boyd has been in DOC custody since 2011,” Edge wrote. “He was serving time for third-degree weapons misconduct, three counts of first-degree sexual assault, two counts of third-degree assault and kidnapping.”

According to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Alaska State Troopers had responded to Boyd’s home in June 2011 after a 20-year-old woman ran to a neighbor’s home and said he had held her against her will and raped her. After two days, troopers said, she was able to escape Boyd’s cabin through a window.

Court records show Boyd was convicted at trial in January 2013, then sentenced in May of that year.

Boyd is the ninth inmate to die in DOC custody in 2017.

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