St. Bernard sheriff identifies deceased female inmate

CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - An investigation is underway to determine how a 19-year-old female inmate at St. Bernard Parish Prison died.

Nimali Henry, of Chalmette, was found unresponsive on the floor of her jail cell Tuesday just before 8 a.m., according to Sheriff James Pohlmann. Attempts to revive her were unsuccessful.

Pohlmann said Henry was arrested March 21 after a disturbance at a home. She had no previous arrests.

Foul play is not suspected and the results of toxicology tests are pending, Pohlmann said.

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