The Kansas Bureau of Investigation on scene of a heavy law-enforcement presence in Pawnee County.
Sen. Marie Chappelle-Nadal said she has no intention of resigning over a comment she posted and then deleted Thursday.
M.T. Liggett was 86-years-old.
Gov. Sam Brownback made the announcement, along with Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Joe Norwood, on Thursday at El Dorado Correctional Facility.