Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Autopsy: Kansas Historical Society Employee Committed Suicide by Hanging

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Autopsy: Kansas Historical Society Employee Committed Suicide by Hanging

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A Kansas Historical Society employee who was the subject of a Sept. 29 search committed suicide by hanging himself from a ligature secured to rafters inside the facility at 6425 S.W. 6th Ave., an autopsy report said.

No drugs or alcohol were found in the 34-year-old man's system, according to the autopsy report filed by Shawnee County District Coroner Charles Glenn.

The Topeka Capital-Journal doesn't disclose the names of victims in suicides that aren't public.

Capitol Police Lt. Adam Winters said that agency -- a branch of the Kansas Highway Patrol -- was notified at 7:07 p.m. Sept. 29 that the man was missing and had been last been seen at the historical society.

Officers with the Capitol Police searched the premises and used security information to determine the last area the man had entered, Winters said. …

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