Body found on Burley hospital lawn

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Cassia County investigators Kevin Horak and Terry Bell talk while investigators Dan Renz and Jay Heward take measurements, as they investigate a dead body found on the northwest lawn of Cassia Regional Medical Center about noon Friday.

By RENEE WELLS

The Voice

BURLEY – Cassia County Sheriff’s officers  are investigating the discovery of a dead body on the northwest lawn of Cassia Regional Medical Center today shortly after noon.

Officers were called to the scene where a body lay on the lawn, just north of the visitor parking lot, at about 1 p.m. Investigators immediately traveled to the scene with their evidence trailer, taped off the area and began a thorough investigation of what officers are being very tight lipped about.

Cassia County Sheriff Randy Kidd is on his way back from Boise, as it the undersheriff, an officer reported. He could give no details as to who discovered the body, how it got there or any circumstances surrounding the death.

Cassia County Deputy Doug Welch said only that a press release would be issued as soon as the department had something it could report.

The body appeared to have one shoe on and one shoe off. It was laying supine on the grass. Officers immediately surrounded the area and draped a large tarp around it while the coroner checked the body, then it was covered with the tarp while the investigation continued.

A press release posted late Friday night indicated the woman appeared to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

13 Comments on "Body found on Burley hospital lawn"

  1. Joe March 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm ·

    Sensationalism:sen-sey-shuh-nl-iz-uhm]:noun 1. subject matter, language, or style producing or designed to produce startling or thrilling impressions or to excite and please vulgar taste.

    Not a single bit of news in this article!!!!!

  2. Eva Callicutt March 17, 2012 at 8:48 am ·

    This was my Niece, anymore news on this case would b helpful so I know where will b when any arrangements have been made. Thank u n advance, Eva Calliutt

  3. Deidra Wageman March 17, 2012 at 2:28 pm ·

    I just want to be decent and offer my sympathy to the family of this victim, it’s always hard to lose loved ones, may God help you thru these trying times.

  4. Donna Thibedeau March 18, 2012 at 2:14 pm ·

    This was such a tragedy, She was loved by so many and changed so many lives. She is with the Angels now and we will greatly miss her here on this earth. Our love goes with you my dear and a piece of each of us was carried by you into heaven.

  5. lori bird March 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm ·

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I was at the hospital on this day and still to this minute my heart is saddened by this. I wish somehow she could have seen a shiny light to get through another day. Though I did not know her, my heart goes out to her family. It is so amazing the number of lives one person touches from the moment we come into this world til the second we leave. I will never forget the moment she left…. she touched my life God Bless

  6. Casey Jackman March 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm ·

    Nothing sensational about losing your wife and soulmate.

  7. Jennifer March 19, 2012 at 6:25 pm ·

    This woman was an angel on earth, now she’s walking with angels.
    Please have respect for her and her family when posting things about her.

  8. Delia Molina March 20, 2012 at 9:16 am ·

    I was there on this day and my heart aches for Kellie Michelle Jackman and her family. This is something I will carry in my mind and heart for ever. I didn’t know Kellie or any of her family but my sincere condolences go out to them and I hope her family can find peace and comfort knowing she is now in a place she feels no pain or sorrow. I know she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. I didn’t meet her that day but she touched my heart in a way I will never forget. God Bless!!!

  9. Casey Jackman March 20, 2012 at 11:24 am ·

    I am the husband who lost this woman. To those of you that are my friends that left kind words, I appreciate it and you know she loved you. To those of you whom I don’t know, thank you for your compassion. To Lori Bird, I am so glad that you posted those comments. It helps to know that she impacted another life before she left this world. Some friends went to Burley today also to retrieve the car for me. To whomever placed flowers where Michelle left this world, I am eternally grateful for your compassion.

  10. Shanna Curtis March 21, 2012 at 6:58 am ·

    I am so sorry for your loss Casey.The Lord is with her now and she is now in peace and light.Her loss will resignate in all our minds and she will make me stronger through my struggles in life.I am soooo saddened by this.God Bless and keep you strong through this hard time…

  11. Dick & Ann Smith March 21, 2012 at 5:12 pm ·

    Casey we are so sorry for you loss we know that the Lord will give you the comfort that you and your will need at this most difficult time of your life. Our hearts are saddened .

  12. lawman March 24, 2012 at 4:13 am ·

    My thoughts and prayers go out to Kellie’s family

  13. Jeri April 18, 2012 at 3:31 pm ·

    Casey and family, I live in Calif. and just read about your wife and send my condolences.
    I didn’t read the whole article but will Say a prayer for you as soon as I
    submit this email.
    May God give you all peace.

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