TOPEKA (KSNT) – A man found unresponsive in his cell at Lansing Correctional Facility has died, according to authorities.
Ricardo Carlos Ramirez, 43, died Tuesday despite staff performing life-saving measures, according to a press release. The facility reports the cause of death is pending until the results of an independent autopsy can be obtained.
A preliminary assessment indicates the death was not related to COVID-19, according to authorities.
When a resident dies in the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation will investigate.
Ramirez was serving a combined 141-month sentence based on convictions in Johnson County, Kansas of Aggravated Sexual Battery; Intentional Touching GE/16, and three counts of Battery of a City or County Employee.