Roy Dunnaway


Age: 74

longtime sheriff of Jefferson County, Kansas who spent 25 years as sheriff before retiring in 2008 and had been named as a defendant in an unresolved federal lawsuit by Floyd Bledsoe, a wrongfully convicted former inmate who spent more than 15 years in prison for the 1999 death of Zetta Camille Arfmann and whose convictions was overturned but he was freed in December 2015 after new DNA evidence was found and his brother wrote notes admitting to killing Arfmann before he committed suicide, who oversaw that investigation and through his attorney denied wrongdoing.

Cause of Death: Not released

Born: March 10, 1942

Died: February 24, 2017

Topeka, Kansas