Inmate dies of apparent suicide in Florence prison, according to Department of Corrections

FLORENCE, AZ - Authorities say an inmate at a prison in Florence has died from an apparent suicide.

The Arizona Department of Corrections says 23-year-old Javier Gonzales died Wednesday.

Officials say Gonzalez was sentenced out of Maricopa County, serving nine years for aggravated assault.

He began his sentence in 2007 and was housed at ASPC-Florence.

An investigation will be conducted by the Department's Criminal Investigation Unit along with the Medical Examiner's Office.

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