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Washoe County murderer dies in Carson City prison

Nevada Appeal staff report

Larry Hansen

A convicted murderer from Washoe County died Tuesday at a Carson City prison, according to the Nevada Department of Corrections.

An NDOC media release said Larry Hansen was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City. Hansen was celled alone at the time.

Responding staff immediately began life saving measures and EMTs were called. Hansen was pronounced dead at 4:05 p.m., according to the release.

Hansen, 59, was committed from Washoe County on May 22, 1981, and was serving life for first degree murder, kidnapping and robbery.

The Carson City Sheriff's Office coroner responded. An autopsy will be scheduled and next of kin have been notified.