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Inmate dies at Nye County Detention Center

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PAHRUMP, NV (FOX5) -

The Nye County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday reported an inmate at the Nye County Detention Center in Pahrump was found dead in his cell earlier in the day.

The department said deputies were conducting a headcount about 6:20 a.m. when the unresponsive inmate was discovered.

Members of Pahrump Valley Fire and Rescue responded to the scene, and the inmate was pronounced dead.

An autopsy will be conducted by the Clark County Coroner’s Office, and the inmate’s name will be released when family is notified of the death.

Deputies said the inmate was alone in the cell and at no time did he notify staff of any issues or request help. Investigators do not suspect foul play. 

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