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Lansing Correctional Facility resident death

LANSING, Kansas. – Lansing Correctional Facility (LCF) resident Eric Avila, 51, died Saturday, February 24, 2024.

Avila was found unresponsive in his cell. He was pronounced deceased by local emergency medical service personnel following attempts at life-saving measures. The cause of death is pending the results of an independent autopsy.

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 investigation is currently ongoing.

Avila was serving a 249-month sentence for convictions of Kidnapping and Second Degree Murder in Sedgwick County.

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