SHERIFF’S OFFICE UPDATES THE PUBLIC ON RECENT DEATHS OF OJC RESIDENTS

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12 JUNE 2022

SHERIFF’S OFFICE UPDATES THE PUBLIC ON RECENT DEATHS OF OJC RESIDENTS

NEW ORLEANS – Today, a resident of the Orleans Justice Center was taken to University Medical Center after, what investigators believe was, an attempted suicide. The resident, a 46 year old white male, was pronounced dead at 1:17 p.m. by physicians at UMC. The cause of death was a traumatic brain injury and a cervical spinal fracture.

He arrived at the OJC on 10 June 2022, after being arrested by NOPD on an outstanding warrant in Jefferson Parish. He was booked with: Theft over $25,000, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Oxycodone. He has no known family and is believed to have been recently unhoused. Sheriff Hutson is coordinating efforts to search for the man's next-of-kin with NOPD, the Coroner's Office and JPSO. His name is being withheld at this time.

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