Examiner: Inmate's death was by natural causes

Published 11/27 2012 02:36PM

Updated 11/27 2012 02:40PM

Utah State Prison
Utah State Prison/ABC 4 News
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 News) - An autopsy suggests natural causes were to blame for the death Priscilla Chavez, a Utah State Prison inmate who passed away in September.

Chavez had previously won a civil lawsuit after being raped in 2001 by a corrections officer.

The woman's family had suspected Chavez was a victim of neglect or retalitation in prison, but the autopsy showed that her death was linked to a seizure disorder.

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