Jackson County Sheriff Darryl Forte said on Twitter that the inmate was transferred to the jail from the Missouri Department of Corrections and entered the facility around noon. The inmate was taken to a hospital shortly after arriving and died several hours later, the sheriff said.
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 inmate’s identity is being withheld by authorities until next of kin is notified, Forte said.
The sheriff said the inmate’s cause of death would be determined by the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office.