A Northern California prison inmate found in a pool of blood has died, and officials say they suspect foul play.
California Medical Facility spokesman Lt. Andre Gonzales said in a statement Tuesday that the 66-year-old inmate was found face down in a pool of blood late Monday.
Gonzales says the death is considered a possible homicide.
He was found in a dormitory housing 30 inmates who have been transferred to a segregation unit while officials investigate the crime scene.
Officials did not name the inmate because relatives have not been notified.
He was serving a life sentence for murder from Fresno County.
The prison houses nearly 2,600 inmates, many of them with medical or mental health problems.