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MEDIA RELEASE – Death Investigation

Police Department Press Release

June 6, 2023

UPDATE June 7, 2023
 
On Tuesday morning, June 6, 2023, first responders were dispatched to the Pittsburg YMCA, located at 1100 N. Miles Ave., in reference to an unresponsive adult male being located in the pool.
 
The adult male, who was identified as 19-year-old Caiden L. Barber, of Pittsburg, was transported to Ascension Via Christi’s emergency department by Crawford County EMS. Mr. Barber was later pronounced deceased at Ascension Via Christi.
 
Mr. Caiden’s body has been sent to Kansas City for autopsy.
 
The investigation into this incident is ongoing at this time. Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 231-1700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231-TIPS (8477).
Callers may remain anonymous.

Released by Maj. B. Henderson
June 6, 2023     PITTSBURG, KANSAS


On Tuesday morning, June 6, 2023, at approximately 7:50 AM, law enforcement officers from the Pittsburg Police Department, as well as first responders from the Pittsburg Fire Department and Crawford County EMS, were dispatched to the Pittsburg YMCA, located at 1100 N. Miles Ave., in Pittsburg, in reference to a report of an unresponsive adult male being located in the facility’s pool.

YMCA personnel had already begun resuscitation efforts when first responders arrived. The patient was transported to the emergency department at Ascension Via Christi Hospital for treatment. The patient was later pronounced deceased at the hospital.

This incident is under investigation at this time. There are no apparent indications of foul play.

The identity of the decedent will be revealed after next of kin have been notified.

Anyone having information related to this incident is urged to contact the Pittsburg Police Department at (620) 2311700, or at our automated tip line, (620) 231TIPS (8477). Callers may remain anonymous.

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