Body Found In Snake River Not Identified Yet - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Body Found May Be Missing Grandmother

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - Officials in Asotin County, Washington say a body pulled from the Snake River on Sunday hasn't been officially identified yet but could belong to a missing grandmother
from Kamiah, Idaho.

The Lewiston Tribune reports that Asotin County Sheriff Ken Bancroft says the body could be that of Lavina Hietala, a 72-year-old woman missing since April 1.

Bancroft says that detectives examining the remains found dental identifiers and hair that could confirm whether it is indeed Hietala. The Idaho State Police is handling the investigation, and
official identification is waiting on the results from lab testing.

Fishermen found the body on the river's edge Sunday afternoon and called 911.

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