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Woman found in Foothills died of multiple gunshot wounds, coroner says

Ronie Parrot, 42, of Boise, was listed as a missing person in September 2015, but was found dead in the Boise foothills in February.
Ronie Parrot, 42, of Boise, was listed as a missing person in September 2015, but was found dead in the Boise foothills in February. Boise Police Department

A woman whose body was found in the Boise Foothills in February died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head, according to the Ada County Coroner’s Office.

Ronie Parrott had been missing since August 2015 when her remains were found Feb. 13, about a mile past the U.S. Bureau of Land Management gate along Sunset Peak Road. Police were unable to determine the cause of her death at that time.

The coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide.

Its report did not specify a date of death, rather giving a range of possible days: Aug. 25, 2015, to Feb. 13, when the body was found. “We know her remains were (in the Foothills) longer than a couple of days,” said Patrick Orr, a spokesman for the Ada County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say they have “a strong working theory” about who may have killed Parrott, though no warrants have been issued in the case.

Parrott’s mother, Jennifer Jones, said she’s grateful for the detectives who have “diligently worked on the case for over a year.” She said she hopes evidence from the case is sufficient enough to file charges against whoever is accountable.

“Now all we have to do is know who did it,” she said. “She didn’t deserve this.”

Nicole Blanchard: 208-377-6410, @NMBlanchard

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