Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Body Found in Pond off Parkcenter was that of Missing Woman

04-06-10 Body Found in Pond off Parkcenter was that of Missing Woman
   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 member.
 
   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.