CHUBBUCK — Authorities are still working to identify the remains of a woman discovered in a Chubbuck canal Saturday morning.
The Chubbuck Police Department hasn’t said much about the discovery, other than that they received the report of a dead body inside of a canal in the area of Hiline Road and New Day Parkway at about 10:26 a.m. on Saturday.
Police responded to the canal Saturday morning and located and recovered the woman’s body from the water.
When contacted Monday, the Chubbuck Police Department said the investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing and that it was still working to identify the body.
The Bannock County Coroner’s Office said an autopsy of the woman’s body was set to take place on Monday by a forensic pathologist in Ada County.
“We are still working to identify this person,” said Bannock County Coroner Ely Taysom. “When we have made a positive identification and we have been able to notify next of kin, we will be able to release the identity of the decedent.”
The Bannock County Coroner’s Office said it could take up to 90 days for his office to receive the autopsy report from Ada County, though that report is not necessarily needed to identify the woman’s body. Once his office has obtained and reviewed the report, he will issue an official cause and manner of death, he said.
Authorities are working a solid lead in the case, said Taysom, who declined to divulge any details surrounding the lead.
Anyone with any information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Chubbuck Police Department at 208-237-7172.