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Bayfield woman dies from gunshot wound

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Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 7:29 PM

A 64-year-old Bayfield woman was found dead Sunday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

La Plata County Coroner Jann Smith said Tove Westwood was found by family members around 9:20 a.m. at her home, where she lived alone.

Smith said Westwood, a longtime La Plata County resident, had been dealing with medical issues. Smith was unaware where Westwood's family lived.

An autopsy will be performed this week, Smith said.

herald@durangoherald.com

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Help for people having suicidal thoughts or for those who fear a person is considering killing himself can be found from these sources:

Axis Health System: 24-hour hotline at 247-5245.



National Suicide Prevention Hotline: (800) 273-TALK (8255) or text 'TALK' to 741741.



RED Nacional de PrevencióN Del Suicidio: (888) 628-9454.



National Crisis text Hotline: 741741.



Fort Lewis College Counseling Center: 247-7212.



Boys Town Hotline: (800) 448-3000.



Safe2Tell Colorado: (877) 542-7233 or online at https://safe2tell.org.



Colorado Crisis Support Line: (844) 493-8255 or text 'TALK' to 38255 or online at http://www.coloradocrisisservices.org/ to access a live chat available in 17 languages. The line has mental-health professionals available to talk to adults or youths about any crisis, 24 hours a day.



Trevor Project: (866) 488-7386. Crisis intervention and suicide prevention for LGBTQ youth via online chat, text or phone.



Southern Ute Community Action Program: Visit www.sucap.org and click on Suicide Prevention for a list of trained gatekeepers.



Second Wind Fund: (720) 962-0706. This is not a crisis hotline, but the fund is available to youths who face social or financial barriers to crisis counseling. The organization requires a referral by a school counselor or mental-health professional.



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