03-31-10 BPD case to be featured on NBC Dateline
BPD Investigation of 27 yr old murder case to be featured this
Friday on NBC Dateline.
Boise, March 31, 2001 - NBC Dateline will air a special
hour-long report focusing on a 27 year old murder case investigated
by Boise Police. The episode of Dateline will air in Boise this
Friday night, April 2nd on KTVB Ch 7 at 9:00 p.m.
The Gough Case: Boise Police arrested the suspect in the case, Judy
Gough, then age 61, on September 28th, 2007. Gough was accused of
the shooting death of her former husband, Lloyd Ford in the spring
of 1980. According to information given to Boise Police detectives
prior to the arrest, the murder occurred in front of Gough's
daughter, who was then 12 years old.
Investigators from Boise Police and the Ada County Coroner's office
spent several days searching Gough's former Boise home, from
September 28th to October 1st, 2007. Detectives had received
information the victim's body had been buried in the backyard by
Gough and her children shortly after the murder 27 years prior.
Detectives did find some human remains during the backyard search.
The information received in 2007 was the first report made to Boise
Police regarding Lloyd Ford. No missing person report was ever
filed after Ford disappeared in 1980. Prior to the homicide arrest,
Gough had told Ford's children he had run off.
In March, 2009, Judy Gough was sentenced to 10 years in prison
without parole after pleading guilty to second degree murder.
NBC Dateline is promoting the story as "a family bound together by
a secret so traumatic that it eventually tore them apart 27 years
Dateline producers say, since there was no court testimony, they
tell the story through interviews with several key players
including Gough's daughter who witnessed the crime, two of Lloyd
Ford's children, a Boise Police detective, an Ada County
Prosecutor, and a local newspaper reporter who dug through court
records to reveal the fascinating details of the nearly 30 year old