Radford University student dies in custody at New River Valley Regional Jail

He was found unresponsive in his cell just before 8 a.m. Thursday

By Ashley Curtis - Digital Content Producer

ROANOKE, Va. - UPDATE

The man who died Thursday at the New River Valley Regional Jail was a Radford University student, according to the Virginia State Police.

Officers found 18-year-old Eduardo Lobo-Perez dead in his cell just before 8 a.m.

University police arrested him on campus Wednesday and charged him with public intoxication, according to state police.

Lobo-Perez’s home address is listed in Culpeper, according to state police.

His body was brought to Roanoke for an autopsy.

ORIGINAL STORY
An inmate died at the New River Valley Regional Jail on Thursday.

While making routine security and well-being checks just before 8 a.m., jail officials found an 18-year-old man unresponsive in his cell, according to the New River Valley Regional Jail.

Staff members immediately provided first aid and notified emergency medical services. EMS arrived and also provided first aid and then pronounced the inmate dead, according to the New River Valley Regional Jail.

The Virginia State Police is investigating the cause of death. The inmate's body has been transported to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke, according to the New River Valley Regional Jail.

The inmate was committed to jail Wednesday just before midnight on a public swearing or intoxication in public charge.  

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