KBI investigates death of 20-year-old woman in Scott City

SCOTT CITY — State law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a 20-year-old Garden City woman, found dead in western Kansas on Jan. 17.


The Kansas Bureau of Investigation reported Sherree Kaye Smith, 20, was observed unresponsive by a passing motorist outside Cowboy Cabins, located in the 500 block of East Fifth Street in Scott City.

She was transported to Scott County Hospital, where she later was pronounced dead.

The KBI and the Scott City Police Department are investigating the case, and the cause of death is unknown pending results of the autopsy.

Investigators are attempting to locate Smith’s vehicle, which is described as a gold 1999 Ford Taurus with Kansas license plate 617 DOT.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Scott City Police Department at (620) 872-2133 or the Kansas Bureau of Investigation at (785) 296-8200.