Officials are investigating the death of an inmate found hanging in his cell at one of North Carolina's highest security prisons.
Carl M. Ober III was found Jan. 8 at Maury Correctional Institution, a 1,000-cell close security prison for adult males near Hookerton.
A spokeswoman for the N.C. Department of Public Safety said deputies from the Greene County Sheriff's Office are investigating to determine how Ober died. It was not immediately clear whether the 26-year-old inmate was under any sort of suicide precautions.
Ober was serving a 32-year sentence for a 2006 murder conviction from Chowan County.