Stephanie Trudeau, 41, of Rockford was found by neighbors dead of electrocution in her yard on Tuesday, June 19. According to a report by Kent County Sheriff’s investigator Michael Tanis, emergency first responders were called to the victim’s home at 7636 Hessler Drive near Myers Lake Road at 6:14 a.m. Courtland Fire Rescue and Rockford Ambulance were dispatched to the address with report of a female down, possibly electrocuted.
The victim apparently was working in her landscaping in the early morning hours of June 18 to 19. She was using a homemade electrical cord with a bulb on the end. She was carrying the cord, light and a wire piece of steel on a steep slope, which was extremely wet from a garden hose and a storm, which had happened earlier.
It appears, with the wet ground, no shoes, bad wire light and steel they connected, she was knocked to the ground and subsequently electrocuted unintentionally.