Lyon County jail inmate found dead

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An inmate at the Lyon County Detention Center in Emporia was found dead at the facility on Tuesday afternoon, according to Lyon County Sheriff Jeffrey Cope.

The inmate, indented as 43-year-old Christopher Mejia of Emporia was found unresponsive at the jail and was pronounced dead at the facility.

The Sheriff said “foul play was not suspected.”

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation was notified and is conducting the investigation.

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