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Inmate dies at Sedgwick County Jail

Published: May. 7, 2019 at 7:29 AM CDT
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Authorities are investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate at the Sedgwick County Jail.

According to the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office, an inmate was found unresponsive in Pod 2 of the facility at around 10:35 p.m. Saturday (May 4).

Detention staff and Medical Staff performed CPR until emergency crews arrived at around 10:44 p.m.

EMS continued treatment until 11:00 p.m., at which time the inmate was pronounced dead.

Investigators with Sedgwick County and the KBI were called in to process the scene.

The inmate was taken to the coroner's office to determine the exact cause of death.

Authorities say, preliminary reports indicate the inmate died from self-inflicted asphyxiation.

The inmate's name was not released.

This is the second in-custody death of 2019.

Jail officials there have been approximately 169 suicide attempts in the Sedgwick County Detention Facility since 2016.

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