Inmate found deceased inside cell at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center

Inmate found deceased inside cell at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center
(Source: WVUE)

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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