Idaho Police Believe Body Found Is Missing N. Idaho Grandma - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Idaho Police Believe Body Found Is Missing N. Idaho Grandma

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - State police believe a body pulled from the Snake River earlier this month belongs to a missing grandmother from northern Idaho.

The Lewiston Tribune reports an autopsy was performed last week and while DNA testing has not yet been completed, Idaho State Police confirmed Monday that the body appears to fit the physical description of 72-year-old Lavina Hietala. The Kamiah, Idaho woman went missing April 1.

State police say family members had been notified that the body found May 1 on the edge of the Snake River is believed to belong to Hietala. Investigators report they have not yet determined the cause of death and the case remains under investigation.


      
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