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Inmate Dies By Suicide At Lovelock Correctional Center

Prison officials say a 41-year-old inmate has died in an apparent suicide at the Lovelock Correctional Center.

Officials with the Nevada Department of Corrections say Oscar Valasquez-Yanez was found hanged in his cell around noon on Tuesday. Authorities say staff tried to resuscitate him but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Valasquez-Yanez had been in the corrections system since November 2008 and was serving a term of 8-20 years on an attempted child sex assault conviction out of Clark County.

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An autopsy is being scheduled.