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Updated Jul 7, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Arizona inmate death ruled a homicide

Gordon Lee. (Arizona DOC Photo)

BUCKEYE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Department of Corrections said a 59-year-old prison inmate has died of strangulation.

The case is being treated as a homicide.

The department said Gordon Lee died Friday at the Lewis prison complex in Buckeye. He was serving a 75-year sentence on 1988 convictions in Maricopa County for child molestation.

The death is being investigated.

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