Suicide at El Paso County Jail

June 10, 2019

On Tuesday June 4, 2019, at approximately 12:05 PM, a medical emergency was declared in a female housing ward at the El Paso County Jail.  

A female inmate was found in her cell attempting suicide by hanging.  When additional deputies responded to the ward, the inmate was not breathing and had no pulse.  The deputies initiated cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and used the automated external defibrillator (AED) with the assistance of responding medical staff. 
Lifesaving efforts continued, and she had a pulse at the time of transport to the hospital where she subsequently passed away on June 9, 2019.

This is an ongoing investigation and additional information will be released when it becomes available.

This is the first successful suicide at the El Paso County Jail since July 2009.

MR 19-063