A well-known Jackson man found behind his business Monday morning died of suicide, Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue said.
Nick Bochicchio, owner of Creekside Market and Deli, was 42.
Police said someone who works in the building discovered him lying near Flat Creek around 6:30 a.m.
The person walked into work and said “there appears to be a man sleeping by the creek,” Jackson Police Lt. Russ Ruschill said.
Because the area around the deli is highly trafficked, police used emergency vehicles to screen the scene “to keep people away and have less trauma,” Ruschill said.
Bochicchio moved here in junior high and took a job as a line cook at Snake River Brewing shortly after graduation, according to a “Chef Notes” profile published in 2016 in the Jackson Hole News&Guide.
By age 22, Bochicchio was the chef.
In 2006 he bought the Creekside deli, formerly called Park Place.
Look for more information about Bochicchio’s history in Jackson Hole in Wednesday’s edition of the News&Guide.
A fundraiser for Bochicchio's wife and young family can be found by searching his name on GoFundMe.com.
This version of the article and headline were updated at 12:40 Tuesday with Bocchiccio's cause of death. — Ed.