The son of well known television newsman Bill Kurtis was found dead on the family's Kansas ranch Monday.
According to a news release from Kurtis Productions, Scott Kurtis, 38, was found by a family member at the family ranch near Sedan Monday. His death is believed to be the result of complications from schizophrenia.
Bill Kurtis grew up in Independence, Kansas. He started his career anchoring the news at WIBW-TV in Topeka. He went on to anchor in Chicago, hosted the CBS Morning News and several series on the A&E Network. Kurtis co-owns a 10,000 acre ranch near Sedan and has founded Tallgrass Beef Company.