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Orleans sheriff investigates apparent suicide of inmate

3 years 10 months 3 weeks ago Tuesday, March 24 2015 Mar 24, 2015 March 24, 2015 9:29 AM March 24, 2015 in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating the apparent suicide of a 24-year-old inmate.

In a news release, sheriff's office spokesman Philip Stelly says Ryan Miller was found Monday night in a holding cell with a telephone cord around his neck.

Stelly says deputies immediately began CPR.

He says Miller was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.

Jail records indicate that Miller had been incarcerated since May 5, 2014 on charges of aggravated rape and sexual battery.

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