Death Investigation in Junction City Leads to Arrest

Junction City, KS-

On August 22nd, 2022, officers with the Junction City Police Department responded to a call of an unresponsive subject in the 1500 Block of Patriot Drive in Junction City Kansas. Upon arrival, officers discovered Caytlin P Hinkle, 19 YO W/F of Junction City unresponsive. EMS attempted to resuscitate Ms. Hinkle but she was pronounced deceased at the scene. Following an autopsy, it was determined that Ms. Hinkle’s cause of death was “Acute Fentanyl Intoxication”. Following a 5-month investigation, at approximately 1500 hours on January 26th, 2023, detectives within the Junction City Police Department’s Drug Task Force arrested Alyzah Benitez, 22 YO B/F of Junction City, in connection with the death of Caytlin Hinkle. Ms. Benitez was arrested for the following charge:

• Distribution of a controlled substance causing great bodily harm or death

Ms. Benitez was transported to the Geary County Detention Facility where she is being held with no bond pending a first appearance in Geary County District Court. No further information is available at this time.

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