Kansas burglar died from meth intoxication while running away, autopsy states

Odessa Henderson

TOPEKA, Kan. — An autopsy reports says a 50-year-old Topeka woman suffered methamphetamine intoxication when she collapsed and died while fleeing a home she apparently was burglarizing.

The report, released Friday, said Odessa Henderson’s death in June was accidental.

Topeka police Lt. Andrew Beightel said officers found Henderson had collapsed near a home. The autopsy said she fled the home and was seen on video collapsing three times.

The Topeka Capital-Journal acquired a copy of the report from the Shawnee County District Court Clerk’s office.

Kansas Department of Corrections records show Henderson was paroled in 2012 after serving prison time for two counts each of burglary, robbery and theft and one count each of aggravated robbery and obstructing the legal process. The crimes were committed in Shawnee, Wyandotte, Butler and Sedgwick counties.

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