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January 12, 2018

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Unattended death in Superior

A 31-year-old female was found unresponsive after possibly huffing from a can of compressed air.

Superior, Colo. - This morning, just after 9:30 a.m., emergency personnel were dispatched to a medical call in the 2900 block of North Torreys Peak Drive. A man called 9-1-1 after discovering his 31-year-old daughter unresponsive in a room at the home. Deputies and medical personnel from Rocky Mountain Fire and Louisville Fire worked for 45 minutes to try and revive the woman; they were ultimately unsuccessful and the woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was from Thornton, but had recently been staying at her parents' home in Superior.

The woman's death is being jointly investigated by sheriff's detectives and medical investigators from the Boulder County Coroner's Office. It is not immediately known what caused the woman's death; however, an aerosol can of compressed air typically used for dusting keyboards or other electronics, was located near her body when she was initially discovered. Investigators are working to determine what, if any, role the can of compressed air may have had in her death. Based upon the initial scene investigation, no foul play is suspected.

The Coroner's Office is responsible for confirming the woman's identity, as well as establishing both the cause and manner of her death.

The case number associated with this investigation is 18-205.

/s/Cmdr. Mike Wagner
Public Information Officer