Second inmate suicide in a week

Aubree Archuleta

ALAMOSA– A second apparent suicide attempt in a week has taken the life of another inmate at the Alamosa County Detention Center.

Aubree Archuleta, 25, of Alamosa was found unresponsive in his cell at approximately 5:37 p.m. Tuesday by detention deputies during a routine cell check. He was in respiratory failure due to an obvious suicide attempt, according to a press release from the Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office (ACSO).

Deputies and medical staff at the jail gave immediate treatment before Archuleta was transported by ambulance to the SLV Health emergency room where additional efforts were made to revive him. He was pronounced dead at 6:30 p.m.

A thorough investigation has been completed and next of kid has been contacted by the Alamosa County Coroner’s Office. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has been notified of the incident.

Sheriff Robert Jackson said Archuleta had been arrested on a failure to appear warrant by the Alamosa Police Department and was on a parole hold.

Inmate Jerid Thistle, 40, died Jan. 12 of an apparent hanging.

ACSO Captain Kristi Duarte said jail staff is taking the situation hard, noting that the victim had not requested any assistance and was not on suicide watch. Both she and Sheriff Jackson said the jail offers mental health care for anyone requesting it through a grant with the San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group.

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