Two inmates deaths in Cascade County Detention Center

Two inmates at the Cascade County Detention Center died on March 10, according to a release from Sheriff Bob Edwards.

These were two separate incidents and roughly four hours apart, Edwards said.

One of the deaths is consistent with a suicide and the other appears to be from natural causes. Both were pronounced dead at Benefis Hospital.

The Montana State Department of Investigations is handling the investigation for both deaths. An independent coroner, Dick Brown, 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.

Edwards said he will not be releasing the names of either inmate at this time.