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For Immediate Release
Date: September 3, 2021
Contact: Sheriff Jeff Easter
Telephone: 316.660.3900

Inmate Death 09.03.21



DATE:                                                SEPTEMBER 3, 2021        

AGENCY:                                          SEDGWICK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

LOCATION:                                       WICHITA/SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS

TELEPHONE:                                   (316) 660-3900

CONTACT:                                        SHERIFF JEFF EASTER


On September 3, 2021, at approximately 0200 hours, a 41-year-old male inmate was found unresponsive in Pod 1 of the Sedgwick County Detention Facility. Detention Staff and Medical Staff completed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, until emergency medical services (E.M.S.) arrived within approximately ten minutes.


The inmate was treated by E.M.S. until approximately 0243 hours, at which time he was pronounced deceased. Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Investigations and the Kansas Bureau of Investigations (K.B.I.) were contacted. Sheriff Investigations processed the scene. The deceased inmate was transported to the Sedgwick County Coroner’s Office to determine an exact cause of death. Preliminary reports indicate the inmate died from self-inflicted asphyxiation.


Attempts have been made to notify the inmate’s next of kin, but so far have been unsuccessful. Once notification is made, more information may be released.



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