Former St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta found dead at home

Former parish president found dead in home
Updated: Jun. 12, 2018 at 2:06 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Former St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta was found dead in his home Tuesday, according to a statement posted on the parish Facebook page.

Sheriff Pohlmann said no foul play is suspected and Peralta's death appears to be from natural causes.

Sheriff Pohlmann said he is saddened by Peralta's passing.

"Dave worked for us at the Sheriff's Office for a number of years, and he will be missed," the Sheriff said. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and close friends during this difficult time."

The St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office is still investigating. Peralta was 64.

The statement posted by Guy McInnis read:

"Today, June 12, 2018, former Parish President David Peralta was found deceased in his home. Parish President Guy McInnis, the St. Bernard Parish Council and Parish Government employees would like to send their condolences to his family and friends."

His father Elliot passed away Sunday.

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