The daughter of a La Plata County Sheriffs Office deputy died early Sunday from unknown causes.
The girl, Kimber Michelle Brown, age 5, was the daughter of Mike Brown and Raelyn Anderson-Brown of Durango. Mike Brown is an investigator with the La Plata County Sheriffs Office.
Emergency workers were notified of the girls death at 1:10 a.m. Sunday while she was staying at her grandmothers house in the 31000 block of U.S. Highway 550, about 10 miles north of Durango, according to the sheriffs office.
Attempts to revive the girl were unsuccessful.
The girl had flu-like symptoms for several days leading up to her death, said Dan Bender, spokesman for the Sheriffs Office.
An autopsy was performed Monday, but La Plata County Coroner Dr. Carol Huser said no cause of death has been determined. It will be several weeks before test results are returned that might reveal more information, she said.
An obituary is on Page 2A today.
Her death is the second in two weeks to hit close to home for employees of the Sheriffs Office.
Longtime Deputy Hollis Holland, 57, died Feb. 1 of a heart attack while snowmobiling near Molas Pass. A memorial service was held Saturday at Fort Lewis College. Mike Brown was close friends with Holland and spoke at Hollands memorial service, Bender said.
Services for Kimber Brown are scheduled for 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Fort Lewis College Concert Hall.
A fund has been set up to assist the Brown family at the First National Bank of Durango. To donate, ask for the Kimber Brown Memorial Fund.