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Posted on: January 28, 2020

JeffCo Investigating In-Custody Death


Jefferson County, CO. – On January 25, 2020 at 8:45 a.m., a Jefferson County detention facility inmate, Zachary Green (DOB 4/21/88), was found deceased in his cell by a deputy. The death does not appear to be suspicious and is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office in partnership with the District Attorney’s Office. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death at the completion of its investigation.

Zachary Green was booked into jail on July 15, 2019, after he was arrested by Lakewood Police on multiple domestic violence charges, including DV assault, DV burglary, violation of protection order and failure to appear. He was sentenced on September 17, 2019, and moved to work release on October 7, 2019. He returned to the jail from his work release assignment at 1:00 a.m. on Saturday.


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