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Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2013 1:14 am | Updated: 9:16 am, Thu Mar 14, 2013.

   POCATELLO — Law enforcement officials have still not made a determination in the Feb. 10 shooting death of Nettie Adair, but friends of the 28-year-old Pocatello mom said they are confident that progress is being made in the case.

    Adair died from a gunshot wound to the head, she was found bleeding and unresponsive outside her Jefferson Street home on Feb. 10, and was transported to Pocatello Medical Center where she died.

    A number of people at the scene were questioned and a .38 caliber handgun was collected along with other evidence that is still being processed.

    Pocatello Police Lt. Paul Manning said that investigators have received several tips in connection with the shooting, but no person of interest has been identified.

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    “Everyone involved in the case has been interviewed,” Manning said. “We are waiting for autopsy results.”

    Bannock County Coroner Kim Quick said autopsy and toxicology reports in the case could be completed this week.

    Former Pocatello detective Robert Engelmann said the investigative process in any shooting can be lengthy.

    Eggimann, who now operates Epic Investigation in Pocatello, said depending on the officers assessment of the scene, evidence is turned over to technicians who take photographs and fingerprints of the site.

    “If they find anything questionable, they send it to the state facility,” Eggimann said.

    He added that the process can take up to six months due to huge backlogs at those facilities.

    Eggimann said police are often slow to release information that could compromise an ongoing investigation — if everyone knows details about the case, it can be difficult to identify any person of interest.

    “(Pocatello Police Chief Scott Marchand) is very aggressive in a homicide investigation,” Eggimann said. “They will take all their leads to the very end.”

    Eggimann said persons with information about a case may also be reluctant to come forward.

    “A lot of times, people are afraid, even if they weren’t involved,” he said. “Sometimes they believe someone else will come forward with information.”

    Adair left behind a five-year old daughter, Kiah.

    Sarah Russell said she and Adair had been friends for more than two decades, but had lost contact during the past two years.  When she heard about the shooting Russell said she wanted to do something to help Adair’s family and her daughter, Kiah.

    “Kiah was Nettie’s whole life,” Russell said.

    Russell helped to organize a benefit at the Oasis Bar on North Main St. and said turn out for the event, held Feb. 15, was huge.

    Tiera Nash, a bartender at the west side tavern said Adair, a regular at the bar, was well liked by everyone.

    “She had a kid, so we didn’t always see her that much,” Nash said. “But as soon as you met her, you felt like you had known her for years. She was very honest”

    Disc jockey Gina Lee agreed and added that she was impressed by the number of people that turned out to support the family. Donation jars were placed at the bar and both Lee and Nash donated their tips from the event.

    “We actually do a lot of benefits,” Nash said. “The owners, Randy and Dorene Guidinger like to help whenever they can.”

    The benefit netted $450 that was donated to Adair’s family to help cover funeral expenses.

    Russell said she has had no contact with investigators in the case, but she believes they are doing their best to bring closure to Adair’s family and friends.

    Kiah is currently with a family member.

    “She is doing great,” Russell said. “Kiah is with her family and she is loved.”

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  • Mary M Rose posted at 11:28 am on Thu, Mar 14, 2013.

    Mary M Rose Posts: 3

    Excuse my grammatical errors as i cannot see this tiny screen on Iphone and i do not have a computer yet...
    Mary Rose
    "Arose2follow."

     
  • Mary M Rose posted at 11:21 am on Thu, Mar 14, 2013.

    Mary M Rose Posts: 3

    I don't get it. But than again I have called 911 to report a drunk driver and here i took pictures of car, license plate and the open containers. This was on Sunday i believe Aug 18, 2012. I would like to know what all the "Mother's against drunk driving," when i was told i i was lying and this not only very upsettng but i have been ignored and brushed oft for what? Because i am female!! And I too took an oath to "tell the truth," as they have said! Meanwhile, i am very out of practice with video and editing , but i do have a degree in TV and worked for 25 yrs as a Dj and i had a brain tumor that was in the ear canal and grew into my brain, but i also have SCDS caused by a blow to the head in 2004. I just want to get this long ongoing problem with the Poc. Police fixed especially because we have far to many deaths and violence and murders against women (97%) that has got to stop! I know because i have been a victim of both the police and the perpetrator for too long. And i do know one way that will help reduce this but i need to show and tell my story and prove to the citizens and police that they are 50% ot problem. I need for the journal to cover my story and i want Ms. Scardino (sorry if spelled wrong) to work together by allowing my proof and my story to be covered over what will be a few weeks. Than i hope as a director and producer Tammy and I would be very good at informing the citizens and investigating that perhaps the Poc Police Chief and Major will listen and our citizens need to help by asking for myself and Tammy (Unbeknownst to her) propose a change that i am certain will improve everyone and their performance working with the police as well as doing our best work as trained broadcasters.
    I do want to let the family know how sorry i am for this horrific crime and their loss.
    Very truly yours,
    Mary Rose

     
  • Mary M Rose posted at 11:21 am on Thu, Mar 14, 2013.

    Mary M Rose Posts: 3

    I don't get it. But than again I have called 911 to report a drunk driver and here i took pictures of car, license plate and the open containers. This was on Sunday i believe Aug 18, 2012. I would like to know what all the "Mother's against drunk driving," when i was told i i was lying and this not only very upsettng but i have been ignored and brushed oft for what? Because i am female!! And I too took an oath to "tell the truth," as they have said! Meanwhile, i am very out of practice with video and editing , but i do have a degree in TV and worked for 25 yrs as a Dj and i had a brain tumor that was in the ear canal and grew into my brain, but i also have SCDS caused by a blow to the head in 2004. I just want to get this long ongoing problem with the Poc. Police fixed especially because we have far to many deaths and violence and murders against women (97%) that has got to stop! I know because i have been a victim of both the police and the perpetrator for too long. And i do know one way that will help reduce this but i need to show and tell my story and prove to the citizens and police that they are 50% ot problem. I need for the journal to cover my story and i want Ms. Scardino (sorry if spelled wrong) to work together by allowing my proof and my story to be covered over what will be a few weeks. Than i hope as a director and producer Tammy and I would be very good at informing the citizens and investigating that perhaps the Poc Police Chief and Major will listen and our citizens need to help by asking for myself and Tammy (Unbeknownst to her) propose a change that i am certain will improve everyone and their performance working with the police as well as doing our best work as trained broadcasters.
    I do want to let the family know how sorry i am for this horrific crime and their loss.
    Very truly yours,
    Mary Rose

     

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