Officials Say Iowa Inmate Died Of Natural Causes

CORALVILLE, Iowa (AP) — Officials say an Iowa inmate has died of natural causes.

The state Department of Corrections says 45-year-old Lonnie Joe Griffiths died Saturday at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center in Coralville after he was discovered unresponsive during a special room check. He died of natural causes from coronary artery disease.

Griffiths was serving time for a drug charge out of Des Moines County. His sentence began in September 2010.

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