Sixth Nevada Prison Inmate in Two Months Dies

Officials decline to discuss the matter


An inmate at Ely State Prison has become the sixth Nevada prisoner to die in less than two months.

Robert Luttrell, 62, was found dead in his cell today, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections. No foul play is suspected.

Prison officials said an autopsy will be performed by the White Pine Coroner's Office.

Luttrell had been in prison since September 2006 serving a sentence of up to 30 years for robbery with a deadly weapons enhancement. His case originated in Washoe County.