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Sheriff’s office identifies Sedgwick County Jail inmate who died

The Sedgwick County sheriff’s office has identified the inmate who died of an apparent suicide Thursday while in custody in the county jail.

Detention staff found Jonathan R. Haehn, 35, hanging in a single-person cell about 10:25 a.m. and administered aid until medical staff arrived. Haehn was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead at 11:16 a.m.

Haehn had been booked into the facility on May 17 on a probation violation for driving under the influence.

The KBI and sheriff’s detectives are investigating his death. The KBI is responsible for investigating all inmate deaths that are not ruled a natural death.

There have been three deaths in custody at the jail this year out of 11,827 people booked, according to the sheriff’s office. The first was due to natural causes, and the other two are considered probable suicides that are under KBI investigation.

The facility booked 32,235 people in 2010 with two deaths in custody, and 31,134 in 2011 with no deaths in custody, the sheriff’s office said.

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