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Idaho Springs Woman Dies–Update: Death Ruled By Natural Causes

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, COLORADO – On October 8, 2017, at approximately 10:00 AM
Clear Creek EMS and Idaho Springs PD responded to 3201 Riverside Drive, Idaho Springs, known as the
“Big Horn Apartments”, to a call of an unresponsive female. It was determined that the female,
Christina Santana Mendez, a 28 year old resident, had died of undetermined
causes. Her family, who live out of state, has been notified.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation is participating in this investigation to determine whether or
not there is any criminal involvement. At this time, no person has been arrested and the cause of
death is under investigation. It is anticipated that an autopsy will be performed later this week.
Further details will be released as they become known.


UPDATE AS OF 12 Oct: An autopsy was performed on the decedent yesterday, October 11, 2017 and a determination was made that death was by natural causes.