Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, February 22, 2013

Update: Suspect booked on murder charges; Suspicious Death Investigation

    Arrested: Bruce W. Macomb, 62, Boise

    Charges: 1st Degree Murder (F)

   What happened: Boise Police responded to a citizen request for a welfare check at a home on the 1600 block of West Warren Street yesterday, February 21st at approximately 4:00 p.m. Before officers had the chance to contact the occupants of the home the suspect, later identified as Bruce Macomb, exited the home with what appeared to be a non-life threatening injury to his neck. Officers discovered the body of the victim inside the home. The suspect and the victim are husband and wife.

During the course of the investigation detectives obtained information that indicates the suspect caused the death of the victim. The suspect was transported to a local hospital for treatment to what appeared to be self-inflicted wounds.

The suspect was discharged from the hospital today and booked at the Ada County Jail on the above listed charges. Any further inquires into this case should be directed to the Ada County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. 

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Boise, Feb. 21, 2012, 6:20 p.m. - Boise Police are investigating a suspicious death. A person of interest is being questioned.

What Happened: Boise Police were called to do a welfare check on the residents of a home near Warren Street and Lincoln Ave. Officers arrived at 3:54 this afternoon and found the body of a woman in the home. Her death is currently being investigated as suspicious.

Inside, officers also found another individual who was injured and has been transported to a nearby hospital with what appear to be non-life threatening injuries. 

Detectives are questioning a person of interest as well as others who are believed to have information on what happened.

At this time there's no evidence the public is in danger. Additional information will be released as the investigation allows.