Woman's Denver Jail Suicide One of at Least 13 Recent Deaths Behind Bars

Thomas Howard.
Thomas Howard.
Denver Sheriff Department

Thomas Howard
December 2015

A day after being picked up on a warrant out of El Paso County, Howard was found dead in Denver County jail.

The cause of death: suicide.

Victor Green, who died in custody last month.
Victor Green, who died in custody last month.
Grand Junction Police Department

Victor Green
January 2016

As we reported, Green, a Grand Junction resident, was arrested on attempted murder charges for an incident involving his father.

Then, on January 23, he attempted to kill himself.

Green was in such dire condition that prosecutors took the unusual step of dropping the charges against him.

He finally died on his injuries last month.

Dylan Blodgett
January 2016

According to the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Blodgett, a Gunnison resident, killed himself while being held in a Montrose facility.

He "was found unresponsive and not breathing in his cell during a cell check January 20," the paper reports.

Catherine Ann Rowell.
Catherine Ann Rowell.

Catherine Ann Rowell
February 2016

Rowell, 55, had been arrested in Rangely for allegedly violating a protection order. 

She committed suicide while in custody at the  Rio Blanco County Detention Center.

Bryce L. Goodin
February 2016

Goodin was killed at the  Arkansas Valley Correctional Facility in Ordway.

He was labeled a sexually violent predator. At last report, no arrests had been made in the case.

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