Spring Hill Police officers are investigating a sexual assault case stemming from an April 26 incident. However, Overland Park police found the male suspect in his own home, unresponsive on April 27. Officers performed CPR and the suspect was taken to an area hospital for treatment, where he died.
The cause of death is pending an autopsy, and Spring Hill officers continue to investigate the alleged sexual assault. Officers on routine patrol in Spring Hill at approximately 1 a.m. on April 26 came across a suspicious vehicle with its lights on. They found two, partially-clothed subjects in the rear of the vehicle.
When police ordered the two out of the locked vehicle, the alleged victim exited, telling police that the other person had refused to let him leave the vehicle. Officers discovered that the victim was a minor and that a sexual assault may have occurred, and again, ordered the suspect from the car.
He refused, climbing into the driver’s seat and fled the scene.
Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies chased the suspect into Linn County, Kan., before ceasing their pursuit.
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on April 27, Overland Park officers conducted a welfare check at the suspect’s residence. He was discovered in the basement unresponsive. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead at approximately 1:30 p.m. on April 27.