FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MCSO NEWS RELEASE
UPDATE: INMATE FOUND UNRESPONSIVE 2:07PM

The Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations has released the name of the decedent as Clinton Mitchell, a 53-year-old male, of Montrose, Colo. Mr. Mitchell was booked into the Montrose County Jail on January 18th on a charge of CRS 18-8-615 (Retaliation against a judge as an act of harassment). The Seventh Judicial District’s Critical Incident Team and the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigation is currently investigating. No additional information is available at this time.

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CORONER INFORMATION RELEASE
UPDATE: MONTROSE COUNTY JAIL INMATE IDENTIFIED 1:59PM

Montrose, CO—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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MCSO NEWS RELEASE: INMATE FOUND UNRESPONSIVE 9:23AM
Montrose, COLO.—At approximately 12:04 am on March 16th, a male inmate in the Montrose County jail was found unresponsive in his cell. CPR was started immediately by jail staff and emergency medical services (EMS) were dispatched. Upon EMS arrival, the inmate was transported to Montrose Memorial Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased. At this time, the Montrose County Coroner’s Office of Medical Investigations and the Seventh Judicial District’s Critical Incident Team are investigating. More information will be released as it is available.

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