Idaho woman missing for 13 years found dead near Coeur d’Alene

Christine Lott
Christine Lott Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office

An Idaho woman missing since 2004 has been found dead, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

Christine Lott, 34, of Priest River, was reported missing on March 27, 2004. Her body was found along a forest service road near Coeur d’Alene in February 2016, though that was kept confidential as investigators searched for Lott’s husband for questioning, the sheriff’s office said.

Lott’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

According to the Coeur d’Alene Press, Lott, a mother of three boys, was last seen entering a pickup truck in front of a Priest River grocery store. Lott’s husband, Steve, waited two days before reporting her missing, investigators said at the time. The two had reportedly argued the day she went missing, according to the Coeur d’Alene Press.

Anyone who may have had contact with the Lott family in 2004 or with knowledge of the death are asked to contact Major Crimes Detective J. Northrup at 208-446-2237 or jnorthrup@kcgov.us.

Michael Katz: 208-377-6444, @MichaelLKatz