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Posted on: April 17, 2019

[ARCHIVED] In-Custody Death

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Contact: Lt. Neil Cotter
(530) 458-0200

In-Custody Death

For Immediate Release

April 17, 2019 11:00AM

On Monday 4/15/19 at approximately 4:46 a.m., Colusa County Jail Correctional Officers found Haile Eden Neil, a 26 year old female inmate, unresponsive in her cell as the result of what appears to be an attempted suicide. Staff immediately initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation until fire and paramedics arrived. Neil was transported to the Colusa Medical Center and later flown to Enloe Medical Center. Neil was pronounced brain dead on Tuesday 4/16/19 at approximately 1:16 p.m.

Neil was arrested February 16, 2019 by California Highway Patrol and was being held at the Colusa County jail on suspicion of multiple felony charges.

Investigators from the Colusa County Sheriff’s Office and Colusa County District Attorney’s Office are investigating the matter. A coroner from outside the county will conduct the autopsy and determine the cause of death.
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