Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Thursday, June 11, 2009

06-11-09 UPDATE: Body Found in Canal

06-11-09 UPDATE: Body Found in Canal
a follow up to the information just released by the Ada County Coroner.
   Boise, June 11, 2009, 1:55 p.m. - Boise Police say at this time there's no evidence of foul play involved in the death of a man whose body was found Wednesday morning partially submerged in an east Boise canal.
   Boise Police detectives have accounted for the whereabouts of Gregory P. Anderson up until 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9th. Anderson's body was found at approx 8:50 a.m. Wednesday morning. Detectives believe Anderson's body was in the canal for approx 15 hours or less before it was found.
   At this time, detectives believe Anderson most likely slipped or fell into the canal and was unable to get up. Detectives are awaiting the results of toxicology tests conducted by the Ada County Coroner that should help to confirm the cause of death. Again, detectives have no evidence that points to foul play.
Previously Released:
Boise Police Investigate Body Found in Canal
   Boise, June 10, 2009, 10:32 a.m. - Boise Police detectives are investigating the discovery of a man's body in an east Boise canal this morning.
   Boise Police were called at 8:50 a.m. by a citizen who was checking water conditions and discovered the body of adult male in the canal on the southeast corner of Boise Ave. and Protest. Boise PD Detectives on scene say the flow of the small canal appears to have pushed the body, stopping it at a head gate.
   Detectives say, at this time there's no obvious sign of trauma to the body, however, that is very preliminary. The body was just removed from the canal and is currently being taken to the Ada County Coroner's Office, accompanied by Boise PD detectives for further investigation into the cause of death.
   At this time, Boise Police do not have an identity or a possible length of time the body has been in the water. Again, the investigation is just beginning.
   Further details will be released as they're available.
Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
Boise Police Department
PIO, Boise Fire Dept.
(208) 570-6180