An inmate at the Johnson County Detention Center – Central Booking Facility has died after being found unconscious in her cell.
Wanda D. Kendrick, 59, was found unresponsive in her cell at 9:05 a.m. on March 2 while detention staff was conducting a welfare check. Life-saving efforts were initiated by Johnson County Detention Center Staff and in-house medical staff. The Olathe Fire Department and Johnson County Med-Act responded to assist. Resuscitation efforts were continued, and Kendrick was transported to a nearby hospital. She passed away at approximately 1:40 p.m.
Kendrick was housed alone and had been incarcerated since February 23, 2018.
There is an on-going investigation by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.