A female inmate was found unresponsive at the Mesa County Detention Facility this morning (Dec. 19).

Just before 7 a.m. on Thursday, December 19, the staff at the detention facility found the female unresponsive in her cell while serving breakfast.

CPR was administered by nursing staff, while emergency medical services were being dispatched. Multiple attempts were made to resuscitate her, but they were unsuccessful.

The Mesa County Sheriff's and Mesa County Coroner's Offices are investigating the death.

When the coroner's office determines the cause of death, the inmates next of kin will be notified and indentity released.

[Mesa County Sheriff's Office]

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