New details in death of Radford University student at New River Valley Regional Jail


WYTHEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Virginia State Police have released additional details on the last minutes a Radford University student was alive at the New River Valley Regional Jail.

According to VSP Public Relations Director Corinne Geller, 18-year-old Aris Eduardo Lobo-Perez of Culpeper was taken into custody late on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 11, on a charge of public intoxication. She said his transport to the New River Valley Regional Jail was “standard procedure for law enforcement agencies.”

The next morning, she said Lobo-Perez was offered breakfast at around 7:20 a.m., which he reportedly declined. Just 30 minutes later, Lobo-Perez was found unresponsive in his jail cell. Geller said efforts to resuscitate the Radford University student by jail personnel was unsuccessful. Lobo-Perez was declared dead at the jail.

The Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke conducted an autopsy. Virginia State Police are awaiting results as it continues the investigation into Lobo-Perez’s death.

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