On July 4th, 2023, at approximately 6:46 A.M. the Putnam County E-911 Joint Telecommunication Center advised the Putnam County Sheriff's Office that an inmate was deceased in a jail cell. The Putnam County Sheriff's Office located 49-year-old Larry Lee Curtis of Baxter, Iowa deceased. Curtis had been an inmate with the Putnam County Jail since January 27th, 2023.
The Putnam County Sheriff's Office contacted the Putnam County Coroner and also requested the assistance of the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Division of Drug and Crime Control to conduct the death investigation. At this time, the death is believed to be a suicide. Curtis's Next of Kin has been notified. No further release will be made by the Putnam County Sheriff's Office at this time.
For further information please contact MSHP, Sergeant Darrin Haslag at (573) 526-6302.