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Weld County Jail Death Investigation

Updated: Nov 27, 2023

19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team - Greeley, Colo. –

On Nov. 16, 2023, around 11:47 pm, an inmate at the Weld County jail experienced a medical emergency while in custody. The inmate was transported to the Northern Colorado Medical Center (NCMC) where they were pronounced deceased. The inmate’s name will be released by the Weld County Coroner’s office once the next of kin is notified. This is an ongoing investigation; no further information will be released at this time.

The 19th Judicial Critical Incident Response Team will be handling this investigation. Detective Chris Onderlinde, with the Greeley Police Department is the lead investigator, and can be reached at (970) 350-9676. This is an active investigation, and more details will be released as they become available. All media inquiries will be handled by the Critical Incident Response Team Public Information Officer. For future media requests, please contact Public Relations Officer, Melissa Chesmore with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at


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