Autopsy: No fatal injuries found in death of Kansas teen

Kansas

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities said preliminary autopsy results show that a 17-year-old youth who died after being restrained at a Kansas juvenile facility didn’t suffer any injuries that would have been life-threatening.

Law enforcement officials said Thursday they are awaiting a toxicology report as they investigate the circumstances surrounding his in-custody death last weekend.

Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said the early results of the autopsy found only scratches and a bruise on Cedric “CJ” Lofton’s body.

Lofton’s cause of death is undetermined. Sedgwick County District Attorney Marc Bennett said he expects to receive a report from investigators either next week or the following week once the toxicology results come back. 

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories