04-06-10 Body Found in Pond off Parkcenter was that of Missing
Boise, April 6, 2010 - According to the Ada
County Coroner, the body found in a pond off Parkcenter &
Mallard yesterday morning is that of a Nampa woman reported missing
to Boise Police February 21st of this year. Heather Davidson, 29 of
Nampa was reported missing to Boise Police by a close family
Missing woman also suspect in felony hit
& run: Officers say the same woman was also a suspect
in a felony hit & run that occurred in Boise the day before,
February 20th at 5:04 a.m. at Broadway Ave. and Parkcenter Blvd. At
that time witnesses reported a van driven by the suspect ran a red
light causing a collision with another vehicle. The driver of
that vehicle, a 2-door Ford Escort, was hospitalized for her
injuries. Witnesses say the driver of the van, later identified
as Davidson, ran from the area immediately after the
collision. Boise Police conducted a search of the immediate area
including along nearby river banks looking for the driver, but
did not find her. A warrant was issued for Davidson's arrest in
connection with the hit & run March 19th.
No evidence of foul play: At
this time, Boise Police detectives investigating the case say
they've found no evidence, including evidence found during the
autopsy, that indicates foul play in the woman's death.
Officers scoured the area around and near the pond after the body
was found yesterday but found no evidence to indicate how or why
the woman was in the water.
Officers say at this time this appears to be an
isolated case, not involving foul play, and there does not appear
to be any safety risk to the public associated with this case.
Condolences go out to the woman's family.
Investigation continues: Boise
Police and the Ada County Coroner are awaiting the results of
toxicology tests that may help further identify a cause of death.
Those results are expected to take several weeks.