- Associated Press - Friday, June 24, 2016

LEESPORT, Pa. (AP) - State police are investigating after an inmate was found dead inside her Pennsylvania prison cell.

Authorities say the 26-year-old woman was found dead in her cell around noon Thursday at Berks County Prison, about 55 miles northwest of Philadelphia in Leesport.

State troopers say her cause of the death is pending, but it doesn’t appear suspicious.

Her identity is being withheld until her family can be notified. An autopsy is planned on Friday.

Further details weren’t immediately available.

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