An elderly inmate serving a 20 year sentence for child assault died at the Connell prison early Tuesday.
Staff found Adolphus Lavarna Goodwin, 87, dead at the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center assisted living center about 2:30 a.m. The death appeared to be natural and follows a series of medical complications, said Deputy Coroner Harold Livingston with Franklin County.
An autopsy is not planned.
Goodwin was initially charged with child molestation and later pleaded guilty to first-degree child assault in June 2008, according to Pierce County Superior Court records.