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Posted on: September 5, 2017

JeffCo Investigating In-custody Death

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On August 31, 2017 at 10:00 p.m., inmate Suzanne Burgaz (DOB 10/13/1962) was found non-responsive with a television power cord around her neck in a dayroom at the Jefferson County Detention Facility. Deputies immediately began life-saving measures with the assistance of jail medical staff. AMR ambulance personnel arrived and continued life-saving efforts until she was transported to St Anthony Hospital. She was removed from life support earlier today.

Burgaz was arrested on August 30 for false identification and failure to appear. She was also being held on two additional counts of failure to appear.

The death is currently under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office; findings of our investigation will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for review. The Jefferson County Coroner’s Office will determine the exact cause and manner of death at the completion of its investigation.

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