Bayfield teen who died earlier this month identified

Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:20 PM

A 17-year-old girl who died by suicide in Bayfield earlier this month has been identified by the La Plata County Coroner's Office.

Coroner Jann Smith said Claudia Sauceda died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound around 11:30 a.m. July 2.

Smith said Sauceda's parents, Doug and Edna Siner, did not know what led their daughter to take her own life.

An autopsy was performed that confirmed the gunshot was self-inflicted.

Sauceda graduated in May from Bayfield High School and was a member of the dance team. She also had been a sprinter on the BHS track team.

Her parents did not respond to requests for an interview.