DOC: Man convicted of murder in 1986 dead at 71

Leland Duane Brown, courtesy of the Wyoming Dept. of Corrections

CASPER, Wyo. —  The Wyoming Department of Corrections has announced the death of an inmate, at a medical center in Nebraska.

The DOC Says that Leland Duane Brown, a Wyoming inmate, died from long-term health issues on Thursday, August 15, 2019, at the Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska

Brown was sentenced on September 23, 1986 by Laramie County District Court Judge Edward L. Grant. 

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He was serving a life sentence for 1st Degree Murder and had been incarcerated at the Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington, Wyoming.  

Brown was born on February 26, 1948, in Des Moines, Iowa.  

The Department of Correction says that, per departmental policy, an autopsy has been ordered.