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Death investigation launched after teen dies in La. mental health facility

Darnell Bailey (Source: Family member) Darnell Bailey (Source: Family member)
JACKSON, LA (WAFB) -

An investigation has been launched surrounding the death of a 19-year-old at a Louisiana mental health facility.  

Officials confirm that Darnell Bailey died Tuesday morning at the East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, La.  

"The department is extremely saddened by this tragic event and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and those involved," said Samantha Faulkner, press officer for the La. Dept. of Health and Hospitals, in an email to the 9News Investigators. "Our leadership team has been on site and we are coordinating with local law enforcement." 

The East Feliciana Parish Coroner's Office will conduct an autopsy to determine the cause of death. 

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