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Inmate found unresponsive in Johnson Co. detention center

Posted: 1:48 PM, Dec 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-01 14:48:06-05
Inmate found unresponsive in Johnson Co. detention center

JOHNSON COUNTY, Kan. - A female inmate at the Johnson County Detention Center was found unresponsive in her cell Friday afternoon, and was pronounced dead a short time later.

The inmate was found unresponsive by staff in her cell at 2:27.p.m. Life-saving efforts were initiated by staff, and the Olathe Fire Dept. and Johnson County Med-Act arrived to assist. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful, and the inmate was pronounced dead at 3:05 p.m.

The inmate was housed alone, and had been incarcerated since November 29, 2018.

The inmates name is being withheld pending notification of relatives.

An investigation is underway by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Johnson County Sheriff's Office.