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In-custody Death at the Weld County Jail

In-custody Death at the Weld County Jail

On August 6, 2017, just before 6:00 am, a person in custody at the Weld County jail was found unresponsive her cell.  Deputies immediately began life-saving techniques and notified medical personnel.  Life-saving efforts were ineffective, and the female patient was declared deceased at approximately 6:45 am.

The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) was requested, and is currently performing a thorough investigation.  An internal investigation conducted by the Weld County Sheriff’s Office will take place in conjunction with the Critical Incident Response Team investigation.

The family of the decedent has already been notified by the Weld County Coroner’s Office.

The name of the decedent and the cause of death will be released by the Weld County Coroner’s Office at the conclusion of their investigative process.

This is a very unfortunate event, as well as an active, ongoing investigation.  Further information will be released as it becomes available; no further information will be released at this time.  All information released regarding this incident will be distributed by the Weld County Sheriff’s Public Information Office.