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Inmate Dies at El Dorado Correctional Facility Tuesday Night

EL DORADO, Kan. (KPR) – An inmate at the El Dorado Correctional Facility has died.

The Kansas Department of Corrections says resident Cody James Torbol was found unresponsive in his cell Tuesday evening.  

Staff members began life-saving measures, but Torbol was pronounced dead a short time later.

An independent autopsy will be performed to identify the cause of death, but a preliminary assessment indicates it was not related to COVID-19.  Per protocol, the death will be investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.

The 29-year-old Torbol was serving an 18-year prison sentence following his conviction in Riley County for aggravated criminal sodomy of a child.