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SHAWNEE COUNTY, KS. (THECOUNT) — Jessica Chapman has been identified as the woman who was found dead while inside the Topeka Correctional Facility in Shawnee County, Kansas, on Monday.
Chapman, 35, died of undisclosed causes Monday while an inmate at the facility on Monday.
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According to reports, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation is investigating Chapman’s death that occurred at the Topeka Correctional Facility, the agency confirmed Tuesday.
Chapman was in custody at the Kansas Department of Corrections’ TCF women’s prison when she died. A spokeswoman for KBI confirmed it is following standard procedure by investigating her death.
“The KBI investigates all individuals who die in the custody of a Kansas jail or prison, unless the inmate is being regularly attended by a physician.”
“Typically KDOC will put out a press release when an inmate dies unexpectedly providing the time and other pertinent circumstances of the incident…”
A cause of death was not provided as of Tuesday.
Geo quick facts: Shawnee County is located in northeast Kansas, in the central United States of America. As of the 2010 census, the population was 177,934 making it the third-most populous county in Kansas. Its most populous city, Topeka, is the state capital and county seat – Wikipedia.
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