Two of the youth held at Ware Youth Center north of Coushatta have died by suicide within the past week. Ware Executive Director Joey Cox confirmed the deaths occurred within 72 hours of each other.
Troy Murray of the Sheriff’s Office confirmed that they are investigating.
“At this point I can confirm that the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating two apparent suicides that occurred last week at Ware Youth Center. The first incident involved a seventeen year old male and the second a thirteen year old male. Both incidents took place within an approximate forty-eight hour time period.”
It is reported that the two boys were sent to Ware from Bossier Parish. Bill Davis, spokesman for the Bossier Sheriff’s Office said, “I understand one of the youths was charged with simple escape and resisting arrest. The other was charged with simple arson.”
The matter is being investigated by the Red River Parish Sheriff’s Office. Identities of the two youths has not been made public.