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February 26, 2016

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Unattended Death

Niwot Area

Boulder County, Colo. --On February 25, 2016, at approximately 7:40pm, Boulder County Dispatch received a call from an individual in the 6800 block of Countryside Lane, Boulder County, Colorado, reporting to have heard a loud thud come from her upstairs neighbor’s apartment. Boulder County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to this location on a welfare check. Upon arrival, they were unable to make contact with anyone inside the upstairs apartment. Due to health information received about the resident, and her age (75), deputies, along with firefighters and paramedics from Mountain View Fire Protection District, forced entry into her apartment. The female was found deceased, lying on the floor. There did not appear to be anything suspicious related to her death, and the death appeared to be from natural causes.

Deputies from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and investigators from the Boulder County Coroner’s Office investigated the death at the scene. The decedent’s name is not currently being released until next of kin can be notified. The Coroner’s Office will release her name at a later date.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case report number for this investigation is 16-1080.

Sergeant Brian Jones, #519
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office
5600 Flatiron Parkway
Boulder, CO 80301