Sedgwick Co. jail inmate found dead, likely self-inflicted

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The death of an inmate at the Sedgwick County Detention Facility may have been because of self-inflicted asphyxiation, officials say.

An inmate was found unresponsive in his cell Friday night at 6:40 p.m.

The inmate was pronounced deceased at 7:16 p.m. after being treated by emergency medical services and transported to the Sedgwick County Coroner’s Office to determine the exact cause of death.

This was the first in-custody death of 2019. Since 2016, there have been 143 suicide attempts in the Sedgwick County Detention Facility.

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