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Inmate dies in Greenwood County Friday, investigation to be handled by Kansas Bureau of Investigation Featured

Inmate dies in Greenwood County Friday, investigation to be handled by Kansas Bureau of Investigation KVOE File Photo

An investigation is now underway following the death of an inmate at the Greenwood County Jail Friday.

According to a press release from Greenwood County Sheriff Heath Samuels, Greenwood County EMS and Eureka Rescue responded to a call that an inmate was experiencing "medical issues." Prior to EMS' arrival on scene, deputies began administering CPR before the inmate, identified as Homer M Wilson Jr of Eureka, was taken to Greenwood County Hospital by ambulance.

The Sheriff's Office reports Wilson was later pronounced deceased. Due to this being an in-custody death the investigation into the cause will be handled by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

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