Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Former DEA Agent Found Dead in St. Louis County Jail (Copy)

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Former DEA Agent Found Dead in St. Louis County Jail (Copy)

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CLAYTON - A former assistant special agent in charge of the DEA St. Louis Division was found dead in the St. Louis County jail infirmary early Friday, the Post-Dispatch has learned.

Larry "Jay" Reavis, 51, of Des Peres, was pronounced dead at 9:42 a.m. Des Peres police arrested him Thursday on suspicion of domestic violence, sources said.

He was last seen conscious, but shaking, in a cell in the jail infirmary in Clayton about 8:30 a.m. Workers assumed he was experiencing alcohol withdrawal, sources said. There were no signs of trauma to the body and it did not appear to be a suicide, according to sources.

It's unclear why Reavis was being held in the infirmary. Acting Director Julia Childrey of the St. Louis County Justice Center said she had no comment regarding Reavis' death, but would provide information when it becomes available. …

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