La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Investigating Inmate Death


A 35-year-old woman was found unresponsive in her cell in the La Porte County Jail on Saturday night.

Police say that around 10 p.m. CT a jail supervisor was conducting routine cell checks and inmate counts when Andrea Roberts was found inside her cell and not responding to the officer. The jail supervisor attempted resuscitation efforts. Roberts was transported to the La Porte Hospital where she was pronounced dead a half hour later, according to police.

Roberts had been in the jail since June 2. She was being held on several warrants that carried misdemeanor and felony charges.

Roberts’ cause of death is not known at this time. Members of the La Porte County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau are investigating the circumstances surrounding her death.