Autopsy: No fatal injuries found in death of Kansas teen


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. 

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