El Paso County Jail Inmate Identified in Death Investigation

October 12, 2021

On September 27, 2021, at around 8:00 PM, an adult male inmate at the El Paso County Jail was found unresponsive during a routine welfare check. Deputies and jail medical staff began lifesaving efforts. These efforts were, unfortunately, not effective. Preliminary investigation revealed nothing suspicious surrounding the incident.  

The inmate has been identified as William Johnson, age 36. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Johnson's family and friends.

The El Paso County Coroner’s Office will conduct a full autopsy to make an official determination as to the cause of death.

This is an active investigation and all updates and information on this incident will come only from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office Public Information Office. 

MR 21-105