Inmate dies at Lansing Correctional Facility

(KNZA)--An investigation has been launched after an inmate died Monday at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

The Kansas Department of Corrections said 44-year-old Robert Blanchette was found unresponsive in his cell. Staff and Emergency Medical Service personnel administered life-saving measures but were unable to revive him.

The cause of death is pending the results of an independent autopsy.

Per protocol, his death will be jointly investigated by the KDOC and Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

Blanchette was serving a life sentence for convictions of first-degree murder and kidnapping in Reno County.

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