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Officials Say Iowa Inmate Died Of Natural Causes

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    May 20, 2014 | 3:11 pm

    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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