Bob Carlos

A Cut Off man who was an inmate in the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex died on Thursday.

Bob Carlos, 61, of Cut Off, was pronounced dead on Thursday at the jail. The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said his death appears to be from natural causes and there are no signs of foul play.

On Thursday afternoon, several inmates were gathered in the common area of the special housing unit of the complex when Carlos returned to his cell, complaining of discomfort in his chest.

A short time later, another inmate went to check on Carlos and called for emergency assistance. Correctional officers and nursing staff responded, as well as EMTs with Acadian Ambulance. Carlos lost consciousness and responders were unable to revive him. He was later pronounced dead.

Carlos’ death remains under investigation, but his death appears to be due to natural causes. Investigators have found no evidence of foul play. An autopsy is pending.

Carlos had been incarcerated since November 2019 when he was arrested and charged with indecent behavior with juveniles and misdemeanor sexual battery. 

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