Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Officers investigate after man found deceased in Boise canal Tuesday morning

Boise Police officers responded to reports of a man seen unresponsive in a canal just after 8:30 a.m. behind a business to the northeast of the intersection of Gary Lane and State Street.  Officers quickly located the man, an adult in his mid-forties, but unfortunately found him to be deceased.  It does not appear that the man had been in the water for a long amount of time.  Initial evidence doesn’t indicate foul play, but the investigation is still very preliminary in nature.  The man’s identity will be released by the Ada County Coroner’s Office pending notification of family.  The investigation remains ongoing.