The person who died Monday night at the Jackson County Detention Center in Kansas City has been identified as Michael McNurlin of Independence.
Officials have said it was an apparent suicide. The Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate.
McNurlin, 53, last week was sentenced to 80 years in prison for sexually abusing a 10-year-old boy in 2014.
County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said Wednesday she will review the case when the sheriff’s investigation is done.