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Boulder County man arrested for murder after wife found unconscious

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Posted at 9:40 PM, Jun 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 23:40:42-04

BOULDER, Colo. — Boulder County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man in connection with his wife’s death, who was found Monday evening in a mobile home park laundry room. 

Scott Beaumont Jones, 47, was arrested and charged with domestic violence-related second-degree murder for his alleged role in the death of his wife, Deborah Depinto, 44.

On Monday evening, deputies and rescue personnel were dispatched to the Ponderosa Mobile Home Park, 4475 N. Broadway in North Boulder, on a report of a woman who was unconscious and was not breathing, according to a release from the sheriff’s office. 

The woman, later identified by the Boulder County Coroner's Office as Depinto, was pronounced dead at Boulder Community's Foothills Hospital.

Deputies say they became suspicious of the circumstances surrounding Depinto’s death, details of which have yet to be released, and arrested Jones after witness interviews and an on-scene investigation. 

The sheriff’s office said the couple, along with their two children, ages 11 and 13, had been temporarily staying in a travel-style trailer at the park and lived in the mountains of western Boulder County. The couple's children are currently in the care of Boulder County's Health and Human Services Department. 

According to a release from the University of Colorado Boulder, Depinto worked as a chef with CU Dining Services for more than ten years. 

The department said, “Deborah was a valued member of our team who worked hard to take care of our students, faculty and staff. We are deeply saddened by this news and extend our condolences to Deborah’s family, colleagues and everyone who knew her.”