A nurse practitioner was found dead early Friday morning in a Milwaukee hospital parking structure trapped under a car and bleeding from the head.
The victim was identified as 33-year-old Carlie Beaudin, a nurse practitioner in the Department of Medicine - Division of Hematology and Oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital.
Beaudin was discovered in the parking structure at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee County after deputies were dispatched to the area around 3:45 a.m. and came across a vehicle that crashed into the wall of the garage.
Authorities found the victim unconscious underneath and bleeding from the head. She was also frozen to the ground and had a weak pulse.
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says a 27-year-old man is in custody in connection to the death. Charges are still pending.
"She was incredibly nurturing. She, somewhere in her file somewhere, won a DAISY Award, which is a pretty big deal for nursing. Our family is suffering, and it's a tragedy," said Nick Beaudin, husband of Carlie Beaudin.
Froedtert and the Medical College released a statement Sunday night saying Carlie had worked at the campus for more than a decade and had a tremendous impact.
“She was a respected and loyal employee of the Medical College of Wisconsin since 2014 and Froedtert Hospital from 2007-2014," the statement said. "Her presence was felt by all who knew her, providing both warmth and strength to patients as well as mentorship to newly advanced practice providers (APPs) and nurses …
"We continue to work closely with law enforcement and remain vigilant about the emotional and physical safety of every person who works or studies at, is cared for by, or visits our campuses, clinics and hospitals. We have enhanced security measures to ensure a safe environment."
Officials have not yet determined either a motive or connection between the victim and suspect in this case. They were said to be reviewing video from the structure.