LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A La Plata County deputy had just resigned from the agency three days before he was found dead inside his home in Bayfield.
Jeremiah Lee’s body was found inside his burned-out home, but the cause of death has not been determined yet.READ MORE: Denver Nonprofit Hosts COVID Vaccine Clinic Geared Toward Underserved Communities
The Durango Herald reports Lee had a gunshot wound. The sheriff’s office tells CBS4 Lee had a “personal situation” come up in his life earlier this month.READ MORE: 'You're Acting Like A Child': Officers Hurt After Party On CU Boulder's University Hill Grows Violent
The agency would not elaborate on that situation.
Officials say it forced investigators to perform an administrative investigation, but Lee resigned before the investigation was complete.MORE NEWS: Colorado Weather: Unusually Warm Ahead Of Big Pattern Change Starting Wednesday
More details from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation about Lee’s death are expected on Wednesday.