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DA confirms suicide

Aspen Times Staff Report

The District Attorney’s office released few details yesterday about Michael Bolton, who hanged himself Monday in the Pitkin County Jail.

An autopsy performed on Bolton’s body yesterday in Grand Junction “revealed evidence consistent with self-inflicted death by hanging,” according to a written statement from Deputy Pitkin County Coroner Michael Ferrara.

“There was no evidence from the autopsy to suggest anything other than suicide,” reiterated District Attorney Mac Myers yesterday. Myers said details of Bolton’s suicide would be available today.

Bolton, who was convicted in May on two counts of felony theft for embezzling some $200,000 from Basalt’s Roaring Fork Club, was found hanging by the neck in a jail cell a few hours before he was to appear in court for sentencing. Bolton faced a maximum sentence of 24 years in prison.


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