FLORENCE — An inmate at a state prison in Florence has died of apparent suicide, correctional officials said.

Prison staff found Jason Rothlisberger, 45, unresponsive at the prison Friday after hanging and tried to revive him. The efforts weren’t successful, and he was pronounced dead, the Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry said in a news release.

Rothlisberger, of San Tan Valley, was convicted in Pinal County on eight counts of sexual conduct with a minor and one count of child molestation. He was sentenced in 2017 to life in prison and was in Eyman Complex.

Correctional officials and the county Medical Examiner’s Office will jointly investigate the death.

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