ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio kidnapping suspected charged in the killing of a woman injured in a home invasion at her Pennsylvania home has been found dead in his jail cell.
Erie County officials tell WICU-TV that 25-year-old Kyle Johnson was found hanging and unresponsive in his cell just after 3 p.m. on Sunday. He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Authorities say Johnson kidnapped his former girlfriend last week in Oakwood Village and had her in his car trunk when he broke into 58-year-old Kum Miller’s home in an upscale Erie neighborhood. Police say he beat Miller and injured her husband before a neighbor shot and wounded Johnson.
Miller died from her injuries on Saturday.
An autopsy on Johnson has been scheduled for Monday.