72-year-old inmate in prison for first-degree murder dies

Prison officials say a 72-year-old inmate in the Northern Nevada Correctional Center for first-degree murder has died.

Nevada Department of Corrections officials said Sherman Meyer died Tuesday at the prison’s medical facility.

The agency says Meyer was imprisoned since Sept. 23, 1987 for life without parole for murder and 15 years for robbery plus weapons charges.

The Carson city Sheriff’s Office coroner is expected to perform an autopsy to determine Meyer’s cause of death.

The Nevada Department of Corrections says it has been unable to reach Meyer’s family and urged anyone who might know the inmate’s next of kin to contact the agency.


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