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The Larimer County Coroner’s Office has completed an autopsy and released their findings.  The inmate was identified as Lacy Briles (09/24/1982).  The cause of death was ruled asphyxia by hanging and the manner of death was ruled suicide. 

On December 5, Ms. Briles was found in her cell by jail staff with a bed sheet around her neck and the other end fastened to the bunk.   Ms. Briles was the only inmate assigned to her cell.



The inmate transported to the hospital from the Larimer County Jail on December 5 passed away yesterday.  Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office will release her identity as well as cause and manner of death.  As with all in-custody deaths, this incident will be reviewed internally and in consultation with the district attorney’s office as necessary.  No further information will be released at this time.


On December 5, 2017, at approximately 1:28 p.m., a 35-year-old female inmate in the Larimer County Jail was found unresponsive in her cell by jail staff during routine checks.  Jail staff immediately started life saving efforts and an ambulance was called to the jail.  The inmate was transported to a local hospital and was placed on life support.

LCSO investigators responded to the jail and immediately began an investigation.  Foul play is not suspected at this time and there is no reason to believe there is any threat to other inmates or jail staff related to this incident.

No further information is available at this time.

Published on: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 6:13pm
Contact Details: 

Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

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