Police respond to deadly family dispute in Dotsero
Editor’s note: It is rare for the Vail Daily to report on death by suicide except in cases when the death by suicide involves a public person, occurs in a public place or involves public resources. Death by suicide is a public health issue, and it is the Vail Daily’s intention to raise awareness in a responsible manner and encourage those who are at risk to seek help.
Deputies with the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Dotsero Mobile Home Park just after 2 p.m. Saturday following a 911 call detailing a deadly family dispute.
After speaking with witnesses, deputies determined the incident was an apparent murder-suicide, with a man killing his spouse before dying by suicide, according to a news release sent out Saturday evening by the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators said there is no threat to the community at this time, and deputies are asking people to stay clear of the area while they continue their investigation.
Names of the couple haven’t been released, pending investigation and notifications.
If you or a loved one is thinking about suicide, consider these actions.
- Don’t leave the person alone.
- Remove items that could be used in a suicide attempt, such as firearms, sharp objects, drugs and alcohol.
- Seek help from a medical or mental health professional.
If someone has made an attempt, immediately take the person to an emergency room. If the threat to his or her life does not seem so immediate, consider talking to a crisis line first.
For more information on local behavioral health resources, visit http://www.eaglevalleybh.org, http://www.speakupreachout.org or call the Eagle Hope Center at 970-306-4673, Colorado Crisis Services 844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255.