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No foul play suspected in Cole Brings Plenty's death

No foul play is suspected in the death of Lakota actor Cole Brings Plenty, according to an April 10 statement from the Lawrence (Kansas) Police Department and Johnson County (Kansas) Sheriff's Office.

Brings Plenty was found dead in a wooded area of Johnson County, Kansas, on April 5. The 27-year-old had been missing since March 31. Lawrence police accused the Mnicouju Lakota actor of assaulting a woman on March 31 prior to fleeing the city.

"I learned through this series of events that our Police Department must work harder to increase trust with our Native American community members. Through meeting with Cole's family members and members of our Native American community, I clearly see that we are not where we need to be in partnering with a community that is very important to Lawrence's history and to its current culture," said Lawrence Kansas Police Chief Rich Lockhart in the April 10 press release.


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