Man dies days after hanging himself in county jail


Jesus Estrada Perez

Earliest reports that Jesus Estrada-Perez died while incarcerated at the Kimball County Jail were incorrect, but he later died after attempting to take his own life.

Estrada-Perez, 28, died last week at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. He was joined by family as he remained on life support for several days, according to Nebraska State Patrol Lieutenant Monica Bartling. Kimball County Attorney Dave Wilson did not have a time or date of death for Estrada-Perez. He reported the death to The Observer on Friday.

Estrada-Perez, of Minnesota, was traveling July 31 along Hwy. 71 with a...

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