UPDATE: ID Released in Case of Body Recovered from Ridenbaugh Canal 

click to enlarge Emergency crews wrapping up the scene at Shoshone and West Rose Hill streets, where a body was recovered from the Ridenbaugh canal Thursday afternoon. - ZACH HAGADONE
  • Zach Hagadone
  • Emergency crews wrapping up the scene at Shoshone and West Rose Hill streets, where a body was recovered from the Ridenbaugh canal Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE, May 22, 2:47 p.m.:
Officials have released additional information related to the body recovered from the Ridenbaugh canal on May 21. 

According to a May 22 news release from Boise police, the Ada County Corner's Office identified Bonita L. Campbell, 50, no fixed address, who apparently died from accidental drowning in the canal.

Boise police are continuing their investigation into what led to Campbell's death.

ORIGINAL STORY, May 21, 6:22 p.m.:
Onlookers crowded the sidewalks at the intersection of Shoshone and West Rose Hill streets in the late afternoon of May 21, as Boise police, firefighters and Ada County Paramedics were on the scene of a body discovered in the Ridenbaugh canal.

According to police, a citizen reported spotting the body, partially submerged in the Depot Bench-area canal, around 4 p.m. Shortly before 6 p.m., crews were closing down the scene after recovering the body.

An investigation into the death has been opened. The identity of the individual and a cause of death will be released pending an investigation by Boise police and the Ada County Coroner.





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