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Sheriff’s Office Completes Death Investigation

Public Information Officer:
January 20th, 2022
Major Kevin Tieman,
Cass County Sheriff’s Office

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office has completed a criminal investigation into the death of Anthony P. Garner, 53, Kansas City, MO.

On December 19, 2018 the Cass County Sheriff’s Office was asked to assist with the investigation of Mr. Garner who died while in custody at the Pleasant Hill, MO. jail.

The conclusion of that investigation determined that no crime had occurred and that Mr. Garner took his own life. An investigation by the Jackson County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the findings and determined that the cause of death was asphyxia, by manner of suicide.

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office case findings have been sent to the Pleasant Hill Police Department.

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