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A woman found hanging in her cell at the El Paso County jail last week died Sunday, the sheriff’s office reported Monday.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was found not breathing and without a pulse when deputies and medical staff responded to the emergency in her cell at 12:05 p.m. June 4, a news release said.

The deputies performed CPR, and medical staff used an automated external defibrillator.

The woman had regained a pulse by the time she was taken to a hospital, where she died five days later.

Her death was the first suicide in the jail since July 2009, officials said.

It was unclear whether the woman was on suicide watch. The county Coroner’s Office will determine the official cause of death.



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