A 37-year-old woman who hanged herself in an Adams County jail cell died today from her injuries, the Adams County Sheriff's Department said.
The inmate was identified as Kristie Hawkes of Thornton, who was facing multiple charges in several jurisdictions.
She was found at about 9:20 p.m. Monday by her cellmate, according to the Sheriff's Department.
Adams County authorities said an investigation into Hawkes' death is currently underway, but foul play is not suspected.
Sgt. Candi Baker, spokesperson for the Sheriff's Department, said that Hawkes was housed in a sleeping room that faced an open area with chairs and televisions for women at the Adams County Detention Center.
Baker said that during the day, deputies rarely go into the area. However, after lockdown at 10 p.m., deputies check the sleeping rooms every 15 minutes.
The sleeping rooms have doors that lock at 10 p.m.
Baker said that Hawkes' cellmate had been in the common or open area and returned to the sleeping room to find that Hawkes had hung herself.