- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - Officials have released the name of an inmate who they say hanged himself in in his cell at the Boulder County Jail.

The Longmont Times-Call reports (https://bit.ly/2eMOm8D ) the coroner’s office identified the man Monday as 45-year-old Jose Alfredo Morin, of Longmont. The cause and manner of his death remain under investigation.

Morin was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexual assault on a child and other charges. He was scheduled for arraignment Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office says deputies found Morin hanging inside his cell Saturday morning and paramedics pronounced him dead about 30 minutes later.

Morin’s death comes after authorities reported that a 39-year-old inmate hanged himself at the Rio Grande County jail. Johnathan Kirk Rutherford was found alone in his cell and taken to a hospital, where he died Wednesday.


Information from: Daily Times-Call, https://timescall.com/

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