State investigators probe homicide at prison

January 7, 2023 GMT

LANSING, Kan. (AP) — State investigators are probing what they’re calling a homicide at the Lansing Correctional Facility.

Kansas Bureau of Investigation officials said in a news release Saturday that the facility contacted the agency around 9:30 p.m. Friday to report the suspicious death of an inmate.

Investigators determined that a 25-year-old inmate called guards to his cell about 8:30 p.m. that night. There they found 62-year-old inmate Gary Raburn dead Friday. He appeared to have been strangled, KBI officials said.

An autopsy is pending. KBI officials said a suspect has been identified but released no further information.