- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - The state is investigating the death of a 55-year-old inmate at the Cascade County Regional Detention Center in Great Falls.

Sheriff Bob Edwards tells the Great Falls Tribune (https://gftrib.com/1gyx5iF ) the man, identified as Frank Joseph Vieira, was found unresponsive in his cell Friday morning. Vieira was serving a life sentence for three counts of felony sexual abuse of children from Deer Lodge County and was not eligible for parole.

The county called in state Division of Criminal Investigation agents and an outside coroner to investigate.

Edwards said the county does not investigate deaths in the jail it runs, and it is standard procedure to call in an outside coroner.

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Information from: Great Falls Tribune, https://www.greatfallstribune.com

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