EL DORADO, Kan. (KAKE) – El Dorado Correctional Facility (EDCF) reports that resident Erik Lawrence DeLeon died unexpectedly Friday, January 13, 2023.  An independent autopsy is being conducted to determine the cause of death. 
 
Per protocol, when a resident dies in the custody of the KDOC, the death is under investigation by the KDOC and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation. The investigation is currently ongoing.
 
42-year old DeLeon, was serving a 188-month sentence, based on convictions in Ford County, Kansas of aggravated robbery and criminal possession of a firearm.
 
The El Dorado Correctional Facility is an all-male facility housing all custody levels with a current population of 1832 residents.