GRETNA (WVUE) -An inmate at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center was found deceased Wednesday morning inside his cell, a spokesman for the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Just before 7:30 a.m. deputies discovered the decedent in his cell. He was suspended by a ligature around his neck and was pronounced dead on the scene. His death is believed to be a suicide, and there is no indication of any foul play, police say.
The decedent is a 40 year old Metairie resident. He was being held at the Correctional Center since his arrest in January 19, 2021 for First Degree Rape and Sexual Battery.
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