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.
In-custody death update: 63 yr old male was a transfer to the JCDC from Missouri Dept. of Corrections. NOK is out of state. Appropriate law enforcement agency is assisting with notification of NOK. Medical examiner will determine cause of death. @JacksonCountyMO @KCMO pic.twitter.com/FqUucBdJ5k— Darryl Forte' (@sheriffforte) October 16, 2021
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 sheriff’s office is investigating death of an inmate at the JCDC. Inmate entered the detention center around noon today. Inmate was transported to hospital shortly thereafter where he died several hours later. Will update soon. @JacksonCountyMO @kcmo @JCSheriffOffice pic.twitter.com/DBfason90J— Darryl Forte' (@sheriffforte) October 15, 2021
The medical examiner is working to determine the cause of death.
This is a developing story and may be updated.
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