Woman dies at Arapahoe County jail

Inmate did not show signs of trauma or injury, coroner's office says

Posted 8/20/18

A 46-year-old woman who was booked into the Arapahoe County jail was found unresponsive about a day later and died, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office. Deputies found the woman …

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Woman dies at Arapahoe County jail

Inmate did not show signs of trauma or injury, coroner's office says

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A 46-year-old woman who was booked into the Arapahoe County jail was found unresponsive about a day later and died, according to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies found Monica Lynn Fite, of Aurora, unresponsive in her cell after she did not appear for lunch Aug. 17, a news release by the sheriff's office said. Officials began life-saving efforts, but they were unsuccessful, the release said. Fite was booked on DUI charges Aug. 16, said Julie Brooks, spokeswoman for the sheriff's office.

Fite has showed "no signs of trauma or injury," said Lisa Avendano, an administrator with the Arapahoe County Coroner's Office, on Aug. 22. But some tests are still pending, and toxicology results will take 8-10 weeks, she added.

On Aug. 29, the case remained open pending more test results, according to the sheriff's office. As of that time, the death did not appear to involve other inmates, said Audry LaCrone, a spokeswoman for the office.

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