Inmate identified in Weld County Jail in-custody death

Published on May 20, 2024

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The 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team

This press release is being distributed on behalf of the 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team.

[Greeley, Colo.] – On May 14, 2024, the 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) issued a press release about an in-custody death at the Weld County jail. Now that the next-of-kin has been notified, the CIRT team is able to share that Keith Schmedtje was the inmate that died at the hospital while in custody at the Weld County jail on May 14.

This is an active investigation, and no further information will be released until the conclusion of the investigation. All media inquiries will be handled by the Critical Incident Response Team Public Information Officer. For future media requests, please contact Public Relations Officer, Melissa Chesmore with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at . Det. Jon Bohl with the Greeley Police Department is the lead investigator and can be reached at (970) 350-9572.