- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - An investigation is underway after an inmate died a day after suffering what appeared to be a seizure at the Rapides Parish Detention Center in downtown Alexandria.

The Town Talk reports (https://townta.lk/1orQLYV ) 24-year-old Robert Keith Rachal Jr., of Deville, died at an area hospital Tuesday.

A news release from the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office says deputies at Detention Center 1 had been alerted that Rachal had fallen off a bunk and “was possibly having a seizure.” The sheriff’s office says deputies rendered aid until emergency medical personnel arrived.

Authorities say foul play is not suspected.

An autopsy and toxicology tests will be performed later this week to determine a cause of death.


Information from: Alexandria Daily Town Talk, https://www.thetowntalk.com

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