JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (WIBW)-After a five-month investigation, the Junction City Police Department has arrested Alyzah Benitez for her connection to the death of Caytlin Hinkle.
On August 22, 2022, Junction City Police Department officers responded to a call from an unresponsive person in the 1500 block of Patriot Drive in Junction City, Kansas. Upon arrival, officers discovered Caytlin Hinkle, 19, of Junction City, unresponsive.
Emergency medical services attempted to revive Ms Hinkle, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Junction City Police Department, Hinkle’s cause of death was determined to be “acute fentanyl poisoning” following an autopsy.
Following a 5-month investigation, at approximately 3:00 PM on January 26, 2023, investigators within the Junction City Police Department’s Drug Task Force arrested Alyzah Benitez, 22, of Junction City, in connection with upon the death of Caytlin Hinkle.
Benitez was arrested for the following charge:
• Distribution of a controlled substance that causes serious bodily harm or death
Benitez was transported to the Geary County Detention Center, where she is being held without bond pending a first appearance in the Geary County District Court. No further information is available at the moment.