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Police Investigating Death at State Home

APRIL 28, 2006 - Posted at 8:00 a.m. CST

 

ALEXANDER, AR - Arkansas State Police officers are investigating the death of a resident at the Alexander Human Development Center after he was involved in an altercation with center staff.  Police say 41-year-old Leroy Johnson was taken to Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton on Monday.  The coroner says he was unable to determine a cause of death and the body was taken to the state Crime Lab.

Two State Police special agents have been assigned to investigate the death.

Johnson was one of 115 people who lived at the facility, just southwest of Little Rock.  A State Health & Human Services spokeswoman says there have been four deaths at the Alexander facility over the past year, but that no investigation resulted in a finding of maltreatment.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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