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El Dorado Correctional facility resident death

TOPEKA, Kansas – El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) resident Frazier Glenn Cross, Jr. died Monday at the facility.

Cross was serving a sentence for capital murder, attempted murder, assault, and firearms convictions. He had been imprisoned with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) since November of 2015.

The cause of death is pending an autopsy. Preliminary assessment indicates the death was due to natural causes. Per protocol, when a resident dies in the custody of the KDOC, the death is under investigation by the KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

The 1,955 bed El Dorado Correctional Facility opened in 1991 and was expanded in 1995 and 2001. The facility is designed for maximum- and medium-custody residents and to serve as the Reception and Diagnostic Unit (RDU) for all adult males sentenced to KDOC. In RDU, residents receive orientation and are assigned to a custody classification, appropriate programs and a permanent housing assignment.

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