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Inmate's death ruled suicide

By The Herald Staff | 6/12/2014

LYNDON — A 26-year-old Osage County Jail inmate was found dead Saturday evening in his cell, according to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation news release.

An autopsy performed Sunday as part of a KBI investigation determined Justin Drew Glidewell’s cause of death was suicide, the KBI said.

LYNDON — A 26-year-old Osage County Jail inmate was found dead Saturday evening in his cell, according to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation news release.

An autopsy performed Sunday as part of a KBI investigation determined Justin Drew Glidewell’s cause of death was suicide, the KBI said.

Glidewell, Scranton, was found dead by a jailer during a routine cell check around 9 p.m. Saturday, according to media reports. Glidewell had been arrested Friday on a charge of domestic battery and a probation violation, according to reports. Glidewell was booked into jail at 1:42 p.m. Friday after he was arrested by the Carbondale Police Department.

The Osage County Sheriff’s Office declined to comment and deferred all inquiries to the KBI. The KBI had not released additional details Thursday afternoon.

The Osage County sheriff requested the KBI’s assistance to determine the cause of death. The KBI is required to investigate all deaths of prisoners occurring while in custody unless the cause of death is determined to be natural, by a qualified autopsy, preliminary autopsy report or death certificate or if the prisoner was regularly attended by a licensed physician, the release said.

The results of the KBI’s investigation were to be presented to the Osage County Attorney’s Office for review.

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