KBI investigates suspicious death of Jewell Co. deputy

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Published: Feb. 7, 2022 at 2:22 PM CST
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JEWELL CO., Kan. (WIBW) - The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is investigating after a Jewell County Sheriff’s deputy was found deceased inside his home in Mankato, Kansas Monday morning.

According to KBI, the investigation indicates that early Monday morning at around 2:05 a.m. and 2:15 a.m., two calls were made to the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office from different subjects inside a home at 507 E. Madison in Mankato.

Authorities say both calls requested police assistance due to a domestic incident in progress. KBI says when the responding deputy arrived at the home, he discovered that 27-year-old Colton Koch, of Mankato, had suffered a fatal gunshot wound. Koch was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Deputy Koch served at the Jewell County Sheriff’s Office for approximately 2 1/2 years.

KBI says an autopsy is scheduled and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME. Tips can also be submitted online at https://www.kbi.ks.gov/sar.

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