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UPDATE: Inmate Completes Suicide Inside Montrose County Jail

Found Unresponsive in Jail Cell

Montrose, CO - An inmate at the Montrose County jail completed suicide by hanging himself, according to the Montrose County Coroner.

The inmate, identified as 53-year-old Clinton Mitchell of Montrose, was found unresponsive in his cell early Friday morning. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Mitchell was booked into the Montrose County Jail on January 18th on a charge of  "retaliation against a judge as an act of harassment".

The details of what happened are still being investigated.

Below is the latest news release from Montrose County:

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In the early morning hours of March 16th, an inmate was found unresponsive in his cell at the Montrose County Jail.  Multiple attempts at resuscitation by Montrose County Jail deputies, the Montrose Fire Protection District EMS Personnel, and the Emergency Room staff at Montrose Memorial Hospital were all unsuccessful.  An autopsy was performed at the order of the Montrose County Coroner.  The decedent is Clinton Mitchell, a 53-year-old male of Montrose, Colo.  The cause of death is asphyxiation due to compression of the neck secondary to hanging, and the official manner of death is suicide.  The continued investigation is being handled by the Montrose County Coroner's Office of Medical Investigations and the Seventh Judicial District's Critical Incident Team. 

 


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