Officials in Asotin County say a body pulled from the Snake River in Garfield on Sunday hasn’t been officially identified yet but could belong to a missing woman from Kamiah.
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 near Central Ferry. (AP)