Jan 22, 2021 10:00 PM

14th Kan. inmate dies after positive COVID-19 test

Posted Jan 22, 2021 10:00 PM
El Dorado Correctional Facility photo courtesy KSHB TV
El Dorado Correctional Facility photo courtesy KSHB TV

TOPEKA– An El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) resident who died Thursday had tested positive for COVID-19, according to a media release from the Kansas Department of Corrections.

This is the second COVID-19 related resident death at EDCF, and the 14th resident death related to COVID-19 for the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC).

The resident tested positive for the virus on Dec. 26, 2020, and was transferred to the hospital on Jan. 11, 2021. He was a 60-year old white male.

The resident was serving a 25-years to life sentence for first degree murder. He had been imprisoned with KDOC since May 1999.