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NV inmate dies at prison outside Vegas

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A 66-year-old inmate serving life in prison at a corrections center outside Las Vegas died Tuesday, officials said.

According to the Nevada Department of Corrections, Leonardo Cruz was found dead in his cell about midday Tuesday at Southern Desert Correctional Center, which is located along U.S. 95 northwest of Las Vegas.

Officials said Cruz appeared to have died from natural causes.

The corrections department said Cruz, who was committed from Washoe County, had been in the prison system since 1993, serving life with the possibility of parole for first-degree murder with a weapon enhancement.

Cruz's death is under investigation.

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