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2 inmates die in Cascade County jail

Posted: Mar 12, 2018 5:29 PM Updated:
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GREAT FALLS - Two inmates at the Cascade County Detention Center died over the weekend.

Sheriff Bob Edwards made the announcement in a press release on Monday.

The names of the two inmates have not yet been released.

According to Edwards, the two deaths are not connected, and happened about four hours apart on Saturday.

One of the deaths is consistent with a suicide and the other appears to be from natural causes, according to Edwards.

Both were pronounced dead at Benefis Health System.  

The Montana State Department of Investigations is handling the investigation for both deaths.  

An independent coroner, Dick Brown of Fergus County, is handling the coroner portion of the investigations.

As with any in-custody deaths, a coroner’s inquest will take place pursuant to Montana State Law. 

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