An investigation was underway last week after an inmate at the Arapahoe County jail was found hanging from a noose in his cell on Jan. 18.
The noose appeared to have been fashioned from a bedsheet.
After the inmate was discovered just before 10 p.m., deputies immediately removed the sheet and began lifesaving efforts, which were continued by nursing staff and South Metro Fire Rescue. Despite the efforts, the inmate could not be resuscitated. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
At the time of his death, the inmate was in his cell by himself and his death does not appear to be suspicious, the sheriff’s office said. The inmate’s name was not released.
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