- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

BASTROP, La. (AP) - A 19-year-old man was found unresponsive inside his prison cell at the Morehouse Parish Jail.

The News-Star reports (https://tnsne.ws/1BI9p5x ) Edwin Battaglia was found Monday. His body has been sent to Little Rock, Arkansas, for an autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Sheriff Mike Tubbs said Battaglia had been at the jail for more than week on synthetic drug charges.

Tubbs says Battaglia began exhibiting bizarre behavior Sunday night and was placed in a holding cell away from the general population where he was monitored on camera and by guards. He became unresponsive Monday morning and an ambulance was dispatched. He was pronounced dead at the prison.

Tubbs has asked Louisiana State Police to investigate.


Information from: The News-Star, https://www.thenewsstar.com

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