GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — An investigation is underway by the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office following the death of an inmate at the Mesa County Detention Facility.
A 28-year-old female inmate was found unresponsive in her cell by staff during routine checks at approximately 2:30 PM Saturday afternoon. CPR was performed immediately by Deputies and nursing staff as well as emergency medical services being dispatched. The female inmate did not survive.
KREX has reached out to the Mesa County Sheriff’s office for more information. At this time we know there was a briefing held on the matter Monday morning and the Sheriff’s Office is still investigating as well as the Mesa County Coroner’s Office.