Buckeye inmate John Jones dies of apparent homicide, according to Arizona Department of Corrections

BUCKYE, AZ - Authorities say an Arizona prison inmate is dead from an apparent homicide.

Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Bill Lamoreaux said 63-year-old John Jones died Monday at the Lewis complex in Buckeye.

DOC officials didn't immediately release any details about what happened to Jones.

Lamoreaux said staff and medical responders administered CPR to Jones before he died. He was transported to West Valley Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Jones was serving 40 years for sexual assault, aggravated assault and kidnapping.  

Officials said an investigation will be led by the Department's Criminal Investigation Unit and the county medical examiner's office.

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