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Inmate from Clark Co. dies in apparent suicide

Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-16 20:35:07-04

The Nevada Department of Corrections is investigating an apparent suicide Tuesday afternoon in Lovelock.

Around noon, correctional officers found inmate Oscar Valasquez-Yanez, 41, hanging from a bed sheet tied to the upper bunk in his cell in the Lovelock Correctional Center.

Responding staff immediately began life saving measures which were unsuccessful. Valasquez-Yanez was pronounced dead at by medical staff at the scene.

Valasquez-Yanez was committed from Clark County in November 2008 and serving 8 to 20 years for attempted sexual assault with victim under 16 years of age.

The Pershing County Sheriff’s Office Coroner responded and an autopsy is being scheduled.