El Dorado Correctional Facility investigates the death of an inmate

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EL DORADO, Kan. – Authorities at El Dorado Correctional Facility investigate the death of an inmate. They say Juan Soto-Rodriguez died Sunday February 27, 2021.

An autopsy will determine the cause of death. Investigators say a preliminary assessment indicated it was not COVID-19 related.

Rodriguez was serving a 95 month sentence for intent to distribute. He had been imprisoned with the Kansas Department of Corrections (KDOC) since 2018.

His death is under investigation by KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.