An inmate was found dead in his cell early Tuesday afternoon in Lovelock Correctional Center, the Nevada Department of Corrections said in a statement.
The Nevada Department of Corrections officers at 11:57 a.m. found inmate Oscar Valasquez-Yanez hanging from a bedsheet tied to the upper bunk of his cell, the department said.
Medical staff began life-saving measures, which were unsuccessful. Valasquez-Yanez, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Inmate Valasquez-Yanez, was committed from Clark County on Nov. 19, 2008, and was serving eight to 20 years for attempted sexual assault involving someone younger than 16.
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