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Posted on: March 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] JeffCo Investigating In-Custody Death

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Jefferson County, CO. – On March 1, 2018 at 3:48 a.m., inmate Jennifer Brooks (DOB 05/27/71) was found non-responsive with a trash bag over her head in her cell 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 where she was pronounced deceased.


Brooks was arrested on July 13, 2017 for assault, vehicular eluding, felony menacing and reckless endangerment.


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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