Virginia Beach Correctional Center Inmate Passes Away

At about 2 p.m. today, sheriff’s deputies called Oscar Geovani Lopez-Parades, 38 of Virginia Beach, for a medical check. They discovered him unconscious in his cell and immediately initiated emergency medical treatment, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and requested medical response. Despite receiving on-site treatment by the jail’s medical provider, the Virginia Beach Fire Department and Virginia Beach Emergency Medical Services, Mr. Lopez-Parades was declared deceased at approximately 2:45 p.m.

Mr. Lopez-Parades was admitted into the Virginia Beach Correctional Center on Feb. 12, 2019, to serve a 60-day sentence on a misdemeanor charge of driving on a revoked or suspended license (three or more offenses within 10 years). He received a comprehensive medical screening and was provided treatment and medication for chronic, pre-existing medical conditions. Due to the privacy restrictions of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the Sheriff’s Office is not permitted to release the details of his diagnosis or treatment. He did not appear in any immediate distress prior to his death.

As with all in-custody deaths, the incident is being investigated by the Virginia Beach Police Department and Virginia Beach Sheriff’s Office Professional Standards Office. As required, the death will also be reported to the Virginia Department of Corrections. No foul play is suspected. Kathy Hieatt, Public Information Officer: 757-385-8446, khieatt@vbso.net

The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Norfolk. Any questions or requests for additional information should be directed to: Kathy Hieatt,