El Paso County Jail Inmate Who Died of Medical Emergency Identified

March 28, 2022

On March 17, 2022, around 2:22 p.m., a female inmate in the El Paso County Jail died while in custody. The inmate was found unresponsive in her assigned cell. She passed despite life saving measures by on scene personnel, responders from American Medical Response (AMR) and responders from the Colorado Springs Fire Department.

The inmate has been identified as Laura Gibbs, age 41. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Ms. Gibbs’ 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 22-029