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.