The case of U.S. Air Force Airman Kelsey Anderson has come to a close.
The Associated Press reported Friday that parents of the 19-year-old Orofino girl, who military officials say killed herself on an Air Force base in Guam in 2011, have settled in a lawsuit demanding information related to her death, receiving $6,500 to cover attorney fees.
Parents Chris and Sue Anderson filed the suit this summer, claiming the Air Force failed to comply with Freedom of Information Act statutes related to disclosure of an investigation into the apparent June 9, 2011, suicide of their daughter, who was stationed at Andersen Air Force Base. Anderson, who joined the service as a security officer shortly after graduation from Orofino High School, was found dead of a gunshot wound in a bathroom stall on the base.
According to the AP, the Air Force settled with the Andersons in U.S. District Court on Nov. 13, admitting no liability or fault in the death. The case was officially dismissed by Judge B. Lynn Winmill on Nov. 14.
Boise Weekly traveled to Orofino in July to visit with the Andersons, who felt the Air Force had been less than forthcoming about events leading up to their daughter's death. According to official records released to them following reporting by BW and the Associated Press, Kelsey Anderson had been deeply unhappy following deployment to Guam—to the degree that her weapons privileges had been suspended on concerns over her mental state.