Suspect in reported rape in Boise found dead in vehicle

A police car flashes its lights.
A police car flashes its lights.

The suspect in a reported rape that occurred overnight in Boise was found dead early Saturday morning from what authorities believe is a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The Boise Police Department responded to a report of a sexual assault in the area of Compass Drive and Hill Road at around 1:50 a.m. Saturday. The suspect, who was believed to be armed, had left the scene by the time authorities arrived. The victim was transported to a local hospital.

Around 4:15 a.m., officers saw a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s near North Stone Creek Way and Hill Road. The suspect fled when approached by police. Police did not follow the man.

Police found the vehicle once again on the 3700 block of North Stone Creek Way, where authorities discovered the suspect dead. His identity will be released by the Ada County Coroner’s Office once notifications have been made.

The investigations into the reported rape and death of the suspect are ongoing.

This is a developing story.

Michael Katz: 208-377-6444, @MichaelLKatz