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IFPD investigates public suicide at local hotel

Idaho Falls

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Courtesy Kristina Potter

EDITOR’S NOTE: does not typically report on suicides. An exception has been made in this case due to the very public nature of the incident and questions from many readers.

IDAHO FALLS — Authorities are investigating a likely suicide at a local hotel on Thursday night.

Police responded to the hotel around 9:15 p.m. after witnesses saw a woman jump from a balcony on the sixth floor.

The 20-year-old woman died on impact. does not report on the identities of suicide victims.

Idaho Falls Police spokeswoman Joelyn Hansen said detectives investigated and ruled out foul play. It is being investigated as a suicide.

Next of kin have been notified.

CLARIFICATION: We have removed the name of the hotel from this story at the request of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – Idaho Chapter.