Partner claims deputy died from blood clot

Mylessa Denny
Partner claims deputy died from blood clot.

DE BACA COUNTY, N.M. (KRQE) – Mylessa Denny, the deputy who was running to be the first New Mexico female sheriff since the 60s died of a blood clot.

That’s what her partner told the Albuquerque Journal.

She said an autopsy found the blood clot traveled from Denny’s leg to her heart.

State police said she collapsed earlier this month on her way to her car after work.

Denny recently won the primary election for De Baca County Sheriff and was running unopposed in the general election.

Her partner told the Journal, Denny’s military related wounds may have contributed to her death. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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