An investigation has been started after an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell Saturday night around 11:10 p.m.

Iberia Parish Sheriff Louis Ackal says deputies immediately began life saving efforts and called paramedics, but the inmate was pronounced death at 11:55 p.m.

Ackal says the Bureau of Investigation within his department have started investigating what happened, and they are waiting for the official cause of death after an autopsy is conducted.

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