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July 20, 2016

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Coroner rules on the cause and manner of Stephanie Anderson’s death

Stephanie Anderson died of natural causes while incarcerated at the Boulder County Jail.

Boulder, Colo. -- Earlier today the Boulder County Coroner's Office issued their final ruling as to the cause and manner of Stephanie Anderson's death. Anderson died in-custody at the Boulder County Jail on Friday, May 27th. The coroner's office ruled that Anderson's death was caused by hypertensive cardiovascular disease, with a contributing condition of obesity, and that the manner of death was natural.

With the completion of the coroner's investigation, the sheriff's office may now legally provide additional information regarding the circumstances surrounding Anderson's death, as promised in prior media releases. The EXECUTIVE SUMMARY of the investigation can be located by clicking the link or by visiting and accessing the six-page summary titled, "Stephanie Anderson Investigation," under the 'Documents of Interest' link on the 'News & Information Page.'

Anderson's family retained an attorney early in the investigation and the sheriff's office anticipates litigation to be forthcoming now that the investigation into her death has concluded. The executive summary detailing the investigation into Anderson's death represents the entirety of our ability to publically comment on her death in light of pending litigation.

For additional information, please refer to the prior media releases dated May 27, 2016; May 31, 2016; June 3, 2016; and June 15, 2016.

The case number documenting this investigation is 16-3037.

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/s/ Cmdr. Mike Wagner
Public Information Officer