The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Department has announced that a 25-year-old inmate died on Tuesday at the Iberia Parish Jail.

At around 3:45 pm on Tuesday, jail staff found a male inmate unresponsive in his jail cell. Lifesaving measures were attempted by staff to save his life but were unsuccessful.

The inmate was later pronounced dead.

An investigation into the death is being conducted by the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Bureau of Investigations. The cause of death will be determined by the Coroner's Office.

The name of the inmate has not been released pending notification of family.

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