Grand Junction, CO - The Mesa County Sheriff's Office and the Mesa County Coroner are investigating the death of an inmate at the Mesa County Detention Facility.
The Sheriff's Office says that a male inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at around 11:40 Friday morning during routine security checks.
The Sheriff's Office says that deputies and medical staff tried to resuscitate him, but he was eventually pronounced dead.
The coroner's office will determine the cause and manner of death, and will release the identity of the deceased inmate after family members are notified.
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