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Director confirms two suicides at juvenile facility

COUSHATTA, La. - Ware Youth Center in Coushatta today confirmed that two residents of the facility committed suicide over a three-day period this week.

In a prepared statement sent to news media, Joey Cox, executive director of the facility said, “We have had two male residents take their own life in separate incidents.”

Cox said both incidents occurred within 72 hours of each other. “As is customary to any incident of this nature, it is currently under investigation by the authorities,” Cox said.


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