Coroner: Suspect in Clinton County child’s death died of drug overdose


LOCK HAVEN — Clinton County officials have issued a release about the death of Jamie Lynn Jackson.

Clinton County district attorney Dave Strouse, coroner Zach Hanna and the Pennsylvania State Police recently issued a joint statement for immediate release on the death of Jackson. According to the release, Jackson died from a “multi-drug overdose.” The manner of death, the release states, was accidental.

However, the release also said that the Jackson’s death remains “under investigation” by State Police.

Jackson, 36, was being held at the Clinton County Correctional Facility in McElhattan while awaiting trial in the Spring of 2022 for the murder of 9-year-old Anson Stover in November of 2020. On Nov. 14, 2021, Jackson reportedly experienced a medical emergency at the correctional facility and was taken to Lock Haven Hospital by ambulance.

The district attorney and the county coroner said at the time of her death that there were no other individuals involved in the incident and there was no indication of foul play.

“Autopsy pathology and toxicology results have concluded that Ms. Jackson died of a multi-drug overdose due to fluoxetine and bupropion,” the news release said. “Her manner of death has been ruled accidental. This matter remains under investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police. Any more information will be released as it becomes available.”

In November of 2020, Jackson was charged by Lock Haven City Police with criminal homicide in the brutal beating death of her 9-year-old nephew, Anson Stover. She was also charged with aggravated assault, endangering the welfare of children, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, abuse of a corpse and concealing the death of a child.


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