- Associated Press - Friday, June 13, 2014

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania coroner says a prison inmate found dead in his cell earlier this month died of natural causes.

The Centre County Coroner’s office told the Centre Daily Times (https://bit.ly/UyVYAz ) that 51-year-old Clay Stoker of State College died of cardiac-related causes, with toxicology tests pending.

Authorities said Stoker was serving a five-year “intermediate punishment” sentence for a third drunken-driving offense. He was to serve 90 days Centre County prison followed by 275 days of home detention with electronic monitoring.

Officials said he was pronounced dead June 4 at Mount Nittany Medical Center.

County administrator Tim Boyde said county officials are still awaiting a completed autopsy, but confirmed that Stoker had health problems and said no foul play is suspected.


Information from: Centre Daily Times, https://www.centredaily.com

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