Officials: Inmate dies at Ascension Parish Jail

Investigations

ASCENSION PARISH, La. (KLFY) — Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office say 35-year-old Keith Alsay died in his jail cell on Tuesday.

According to Sheriff Bobby Webre, deputies performed routine checks and found Alsay unresponsive in his cell around 2 a.m.

Officials say CPR was immediately performed until paramedics arrived on scene, where they were unable to resuscitate him.

An autopsy will be completed at a later date to determine the cause of death, however no foul play is suspected at this time.

A preliminary investigation indicates that Alsay suffered from an underlying medical condition.

Alsay was booked on November 30 for simple burglary and criminal damage to property.

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