Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Update: Boise man arrested on Murder charge; Morning death investigation

Boise, March 6, 2013 - The Ada County Coroner has identified the female victim as Mamokete Folkes, 46, no permanent address.

The coroner has listed her cause of death as blunt force trauma/homicide.

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     Arrested: Thomas L. Herman, 55, Boise

     Charges: 1st Degree Murder

   Boise Police received a report of a disturbance at a hotel on the 1600 block of Main Street this morning, March 5th, at approximately 7:00 a.m. Officers who responded to the location found an adult female deceased in a hotel room and the suspect in the immediate area. Officers have determined that the victim is known to the suspect. During the course of a detailed investigation, officers obtained evidence that indicates the suspect is responsible for the death of the adult female victim.

Officers have no reason to believe other individuals are involved in this crime and there appears to be no threat to the community.

The suspect has been booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges.

The identity of the victim and exact cause of death are pending a coroner’s investigation and will be released by that office.

No further information about the incident will be released by Boise Police. Further inquiries into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.  

 

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   Boise Police received a report of a disturbance at a hotel on the 1600 block of Main Street this morning, March 5th, at approximately 7:00 a.m. 

   At this time, detectives are investigating a suspicious death in connection with the call. Detectives are talking to a person of interest. There does not appear to be a threat to the general community at this time. 

No further information in is available due to the ongoing investigation.