The Ada County Coroner’s Office is working to identify the body of an adult man found on a small island in the Boise River on Monday night, according to Ada County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Patrick Orr.
Officials found the body after a caller reported possibly seeing human remains on the small piece of land west of Willow Lane around 7 p.m. on Monday.
Garden City Police Department and Boise Fire Rescue responded, but it soon became too dark to safely continue working at the scene. Tuesday morning, the coroner removed the remains — said to be “in an advanced state of decomposition” — from the island.
The coroner’s office had a tentative ID on the individual on Tuesday afternoon, Orr said, but it wasn’t immediately clear how the man died or how long he had been dead.