Jackson County Sheriff’s Office investigating JCDC inmate death

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Posted at 5:04 PM, Oct 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-15 22:22:48-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a Jackson County Detention Center inmate Friday.

The victim was identified as a 63-year-old male who was being transferred to JCDC from the Missouri Department of Corrections.

Around noon, the inmate entered the detention center, according to Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forté.

Shortly after, the inmate was transported to an area hospital, where he died several hours later.

The medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death.

This is a developing story and may be updated. 

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