Retired federal Judge Patricia Minaldi found dead


LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) – Retired federal Judge Patricia Head Minaldi has died at 60, the Lake Charles Police Department confirms.

Minaldi was found dead in her Lake Charles home Saturday by Lake Charles police responding to a call for a welfare check, according to a news release from Deputy Chief Mark Kraus.

The death appears to be the result of natural causes, according to Calcasieu Coroner Dr. Terry Welke.

The next of kin has been notified.

KPLC will have more on her death and reaction from other local officials.

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