A man found dead Sunday at Durango Downtown Inn died by suicide, La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said.
An autopsy found helium asphyxiation caused the death, she said. He rented a helium tank from a local shop.
Jeffrey Reid of Virginia was found by hotel staff members Sunday afternoon, and his identity was not released until the family could be notified.
Reid, 57, had been staying at the inn for about a week.
The spelling of Jeffrey Reid’s name has been corrected.