Jeffco jail inmate apparently commits suicide

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By Ramsey Scott

An inmate has died of an apparent suicide at the Jeffco jail.

The 24-year-old man was found hanging in his cell Thursday night by a sheriff's deputy during a walk-through check of the inmate's cell.

The Sheriff's Office said the deputy tried to revive the inmate by administering CPR. He was pronounced dead in the cell a short time later.

While the Sheriff's Office said all signs pointed to a suicide, an investigation is currently under way to determine the cause of the man's death.

The man had been transferred from the Colorado Department of Corrections to Jeffco's jail for a court proceeding. The county is withholding the man's name until his family can be notified.

Contact Ramsey Scott at ramsey@evergreenco.com or 303-933-2233, ext. 22.