Investigators probe apparent inmate suicide at Madison Co. Jail

REXBURG, February 3, 2011 - Detectives are investigating the apparent suicide of an Idaho Department of Correction (IDOC) offender at the Madison County jail in Rexburg.

Winnie Fay Ard, IDOC #53115 (DOB: 4/11/1957), was found hanging in her cell at 5:12 a.m on February 3, 2011.

On July 21, 2010 in Ada County, a judge sentenced Ard to three to 10 years in prison for driving under the influence. Ard was eligible to be considered for parole on July 20, 2013. 

Per standard protocol, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office has asked a team of detectives from outside the county to investigate the circumstances surrounding Ard’s death.

Story published: 02/03/2011
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