Investigation Remains Ongoing into Inmate Death at New River Valley Regional Jail
WYTHEVILLE, Va. – The investigation into the unattended death of an inmate at the New River Valley Regional Jail remains ongoing by the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office.
Late Wednesday (Sept. 11), Radford University Police responded to a call at a campus facility concerning Aris Eduardo Lobo-Perez, 18, of Culpeper, Va. Police took him into custody shortly before midnight on a charge of public intoxication. As is standard procedure for law enforcement agencies, Lobo-Perez was transported by the arresting agency to New River Valley Regional Jail.
At approximately 7:20 a.m. Thursday (Sept. 12), jail personnel approached Lobo-Perez to offer him breakfast, which he declined. It was at 7:50 a.m. that jail personnel found Lobo-Perez unresponsive in his cell. Despite the immediate efforts by jail personnel to resuscitate Lobo-Perez, he was declared deceased at the jail.
His remains were transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for examination and autopsy. State police investigators are awaiting additional information and analysis from the medical examiner as it continues its investigation into Lobo-Perez’s death.