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Hayden, ID: - The Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the unattended death of a body found in the wooded area near Walmart in Hayden. Shortly after 8:00 a.m., deputies and medical personnel were dispatched to the wooded area near Walmart-Hayden for a person who was reported as unresponsive. Deputies and medical personnel arrived moments later and confirmed the person was in fact deceased. Detectives were called to the scene and have started their investigation.
Preliminarily, there are no obvious signs of trauma to the body and the cause of death is unknown. An autopsy has been scheduled for tomorrow, December 18, 2018. The name of the decedent will be released after detectives have been able to notify next of kin.
This is an active investigation and no further information will be released.
Sheriff Ben Wolfinger
By: Det. D. Stinebaugh
Case # 18-530