UPDATE: Police respond to death of local business owner

JACKSON, Wyo. — A cause of death has been determined for community member and business owner Nick Bochicchio, who was found dead outside his business yesterday morning.

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue determined he died by suicide.

Jackson Police Department (JPD) responded to a 6:31 a.m. dispatch call of an individual lying near Flat Creek area behind Creekside Market and Deli yesterday.

Upon arrival, JPD determined that the man was deceased. Officials later identified him as Bochicchino, the beloved owner of Creekside Market and Deli.

A pillar in the local Jackson community, Bochicchio was 42 years old and bought Creekside Market and Deli in 2006.

Community members have formed a memorial site in front of Creekside to honor the late business owner.

A fundraiser for Bochicchio’s wife and young family can be found by searching his name on GoFundMe.com.

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect new information

If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, there are local and national resources available. You are not alone. Contact Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center’s crisis line at (307) 733-2046, or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), text WYO to 741741, or call 911.

Individuals who believe they are personally at risk of suicide, or who are interacting with someone at risk, can receive immediate professional help by contacting the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center at (307) 733-2046 (24 hours a day). More general information is available online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, www.afsp.org, and www.save.org. A directory of health and behavioral services in Teton County can be found here.

About The Author

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter who recently made Jackson home. Born and raised in Connecticut, she enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. She is most passionate about delivering and pursuing stories that directly impact the lives of individuals in the community. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.

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