St. Joseph Correctional Center Reports Inmate’s Death

A Saint Joseph correctional center is reporting an offender’s death on Friday.

The Missouri Department of Corrections says 55-year-old offender Kenneth Harper passed away Friday afternoon at the Capitol Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City.

Harper was serving multiple life sentences for child molestation and statutory rape from Linn County at the Western Reception, Diagnostic, & Correctional Center.

The Missouri Department of Corrections received Harper on August 2.

The state says Harper died of apparent natural causes.