GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Mary Cruthers, an 80-year-old female resident of Grand Junction, Colorado. Mr. Cruthers was the female fatality related to the 29 1/2 Road fire on September 22, 2021. The cause of death is incised wound of the neck and the manner of death is homicide.

The law enforcement agency overseeing this investigation is the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office. Please contact them for any further details regarding the case.