Billings police investigating death of incarcerated woman


    Lisa Anne Nester, who escaped from Montana Women's Prison, was returned to several weeks ago. She was found unresponsive in her cell on Monday and the DOC said she died on Tuesday. (Montana Department of Corrections).

    An incarcerated woman who escaped from the Montana Women’s Prison in Billings last Month died Tuesday morning at the Billings Clinic, the Montana Department of Corrections announced in a press release.

    Lisa Anne Nester, 50, was found unresponsive in her cell Monday around 11 a.m., and was taken to the hospital. Both the Yellowstone County coroner and Billings Police Department are investigating the death, according to the release.

    The Billings Police Department would not confirm the name but said it received a call from the Department of Corrections Monday afternoon asking for help investigating the death of a 50-year-old woman. The investigation is active and ongoing, according to the department.

    On May 14, Nester escaped from the women’s prison around 3:30 p.m. She was found the next day by the U.S. Marshal Montana Violent Offender Task Force and was charged with suspicion of felony escape.