The Department of Corrections has announced its fifth inmate death of the year.

Richard Irwin Miller, 74, was taken to Alaska Regional Hospital on September 17 and was pronounced dead around 1:08 p.m. Sunday, according to DOC spokesperson Megan Edge.
He is believed to have died of natural causes. Edge said his body was sent for an autopsy for further analysis.

Miller has been in custody at the Anchorage Correctional Complex since Oct. 24, 2016, for probation and parole violations from a child pornography charge.
No other details have been given including what led to his hospital visit and the outcome of the autopsy.

Next of kin have been notified.
Alaska State Troopers and the Medical Examiner's Office will conduct an investigation, as is standard procedure. The DOC's Professional Conduct Unit will also conduct an internal investigation.
Other 2017 inmate deaths: