Media Contact:Heidi Prentup, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, 303-441-1500
Update-Man who died is identified as Robert Wade Matthews
Boulder County, Colo.--
2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015, the name of the man who died while in
custody at the Boulder County Jail was released. He was identified as 42 year-old Robert Wade Matthews, of Louisville.
At the time if his
death, Robert Matthews was serving a 90 day sentence after
being convicted of First degree criminal trespass. He was scheduled to be
released from custody on September 30, 2015.
An ambulance was
summoned to the jail when Robert was found unconscious and unresponsive in his
cell around 10:45 a.m. on Sunday. He was transported to a local hospital but
they were unable to revive him.
The death is being
investigated by detectives from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, who will
determine the facts and circumstances surrounding the death, and investigators
from the Boulder County Coroner’s Office, who will determine the cause and
manner of death. An autopsy was performed.
County Sheriff’s Office case number for this incident is 15-4937