Murder victim’s sister describes her as kind, devoted to family

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Christin Caldwell | Courtesy Photo

IDAHO FALLS — The sister of a woman who was found dead inside a Bonneville County home describes her as “a far better person than I ever could be.”

Christin Caldwell, 48, was found dead inside the home on the 3100 block of South 35th West and authorities are investigating the incident as a murder. Read the story on the investigation here.

Caldwell’s family was notified of her death Friday morning.

Bonneville County Sheriff deputies were led to the home after Caldwell and Jeremy White, 39, were reported missing earlier this week. Family members and law enforcement sources tell that Caldwell was discovered buried in the basement of the home.


A second degree murder warrant has been issued for White’s arrest. He and Caldwell had been in a relationship with him for 10 years, family says.

Caldwell was born in Walla Walla, Washington, but we grew up in Tri-Cities area with her three sisters: Nancy, Holly and Melissa. She moved to Idaho Falls as a teenager.

In Idaho, Caldwell raised her three children, Josh, Shalee and Kyndra.

“Her children and her grandbabies were everything to her.”

Caldwell most recently worked as a social worker, her sister Nancy Waters says, “because her heart was for people. She was a person who loved to help people. She loved children and grand babies and she just loved people!”

Christin Caldwell

Caldwell’s body was found inside this Bonneville County home. | Stephan Rockefeller,

Waters, who was an older sister to Caldwell, said, “That’s an understatement — she literally would have given you everything she had if you absolutely needed it.”

Caldwell is also remembered by family members as an animal lover.

“Any stray, you can guarantee she’d adopt it,” Waters told

Caldwell was also extremely family-oriented, Waters said. She called her mother five days a week at 5 p.m. when she got off work just to talk to her.

“Her children and her grandbabies were everything to her,” Nancy said. “She will be so missed.”