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October 22, 2016

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Inmate death at the Boulder County Jail

A 45-year-old man was found hanging in his cell early this morning; no foul play is suspected

Boulder, Colo. - Just after 6 a.m. this morning a 45-year-old man was found hanging inside of his locked cell in a medium-security module at the Boulder County Jail. The man had been housed alone and was the only person inside the cell when he was discovered.

Immediately after deputies discovered the man they began to administer life-saving resuscitative efforts, including CPR, but to no avail. The man was pronounced dead by paramedics 30 minutes later.

The man had been booked into the jail on Thursday, October 20, and had been charged with a variety of crimes, including sex assault on a child. The man had given no prior indication that he was suicidal or despondent and had not been classified as such. Sheriff's detectives are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the man's death, but have found no indications of foul play.

The Boulder County Coroner's Office is jointly investigating the man's death with the sheriff's office. The man's identity is being withheld pending the notification of his family members, and the coroner's office will ultimately determine the cause and manner of his death.

The case number associated with this investigation is 16-6519.

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/s/ Cmdr. Mike Wagner
Public Information Officer