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State investigates inmate death as possible suicide

A 55-year-old prisoner’s death is being investigated as a suicide, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.

Quentin Hendricks died at Humbolt General Hospital in Winnemucca on Monday.

Hendricks was committed from Clark County on Jan. 21, 1999 to serve two consecutive sentences of 10 years to life with the possibility of parole for two counts of lewdness with child under 14 years, the department said.

The Humbolt County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance from the Office of Inspector General of the Nevada Department of Corrections, is investigating the case. The cause of Hendricks’ death has not been determined, the department said.

Contact Wesley Juhl at wjuhl@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0391. Find him on Twitter: @WesJuhl

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