According to a news release by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, a Boulder County man is currently facing a second-degree murder charge in the death of his wife, who was found unresponsive on Monday evening at the Ponderosa Mobile Home Park.
Scott Beaumont Jones, 47, is being held without bond in regards to the death of Deborah Depinto, 44, as indicated by the news release.
A Boulder County sheriff’s deputy stayed up all night outside a taped-off area at the entrance of the trailer park on Tuesday evening. Deputies used the tape to enclose a cinderblock building and small travel camper.
Deputies and rescue personnel responded to the trailer park at 4475 N. Broadway a little before 8 p.m. on Monday on a report of a woman who was unconscious and not breathing. They saw Depinto inside the laundry room of the park, and someone trying to revive her with CPR.
Rescuers took control of the resuscitation, but Depinto was declared dead in the emergency room of Boulder Community Health Foothills Hospital minutes later.
After they started investigating the death, sheriff’s office detectives became suspicious of the conditions. Based on interviews with witnesses and preliminary analysis of evidence at the scene, Jones was arrested by deputies on Tuesday. Referring to the ongoing nature of the investigation, the sheriff’s office has not released any details about how Depinto died and why detectives became suspicious.
The couple and their two children, 11 and 13, had been staying at the park in a travel trailer temporarily and also lived in the mountains of western Boulder County. The children have been placed into the custody of the Boulder County Health and Human Services Department.
According to online court records, Jones does not seem to have any criminal record in Colorado.
On Tuesday night, the University of Colorado released a statement that Depinto had been a chef with CU Dining Services for over 10 years.
“Deborah was a valued member of our team who worked hard to take care of our students, faculty, and staff,” the statement said. “We are deeply saddened by this news and extend our condolences to Deborah’s family, colleagues and everyone who knew her.”