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Preliminary Autopsy finds death of Parsons inmate is not suspicious

Updated November 12, 2013:
NEWS RELEASE ISSUED NOVEMBER 12, 2013 BY THE CITY OF PARSONS

Preliminary Autopsyfinds death of Parsons inmate is not suspicious

PARSONS,KS --- At around 10:20 a.m. on last Wednesday, during a routine check ParsonsPolice Officers found male inmate, 42-year-old, Kenneth "Kenny" Larsen ofParsons who appeared to have died from natural causes. Due to the fact Larsenwas in custody at the time of his death, the Kansas Bureau of Investigationswas brought in to review the case. 

Larsenwas arrested last Monday evening and hadbeen awaiting charges in Labette County District Court for criminal threat andphone harassment.

Anautopsy has been performed to determine the official cause of death. Thepreliminary report released does not indicate any suspicious cause of death.

Nofurther information is available.

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Posted November 6, 2013:
NEWS RELEASE ISSUED NOVEMBER 6, 2013 BY THE CITY OF PARSONS

Police and KBI investigate death of inmate

PARSONS, KS --- At around 10:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning, during a routine check officers found a 42-year-old male inmate from Parsons who appeared to have died from natural causes.

Due to the fact the man was in custody at the time, the Kansas Bureau of Investigations has been brought in to review the case.

The inmate was awaiting charges of criminal threat and phone harassment, and was expected to be charged in Labette County District Court Wednesday morning.

The body has been sent for autopsy to determine the official cause of death.

No further information is available at this time.

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