The Nevada Department of Corrections says an inmate died this week at the Northern Nevada Correctional Center in Carson City.

Authorities say 81-year-old William Sites died in the Northern Nevada Correctional Center Hospice Unit.

Sites was serving 10 years to life for murder in the second degree and 24 to 60 months for theft.

Sites arrived at the NDOC in March 2008. 

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office Coroner responded. An autopsy is being scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Family members were notified.