FORT MADISON, Iowa — An inmate at the Iowa State Penitentiary has died of natural causes.
The state Department of Corrections says 76-year-old Leonard Eugene Berg was found unresponsive Sunday during a routine check of his living unit. Medical staff pronounced him dead a short time later.
Officials say Berg died of natural causes from coronary artery disease.
Berg was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder and assault with intent of injury. He began his sentence in 1985.