Nampa police investigating suspicious death

December 21, 2018
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Nampa Police Department investigates suspicious death after reports of a body found in a canal along the side of Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa on Dec. 19.

NAMPA — Nampa Police are investigating a suspicious death after responding to reports of a body found in a cemetery in Nampa.

Officers responded to reports of a body found in the canal at the north end of Kohlerlawn Cemetery on Sixth Street North at 11:41 a.m. on Wednesday, according to the department.

Upon arrival, officers located a body alongside the canal in a suspected sink hole. Police say the body is possibly an adult male, but identification has not been determined.

Investigators will not begin recovering the body until Thursday morning, according to Sgt. Brian Jones. Jones said they will need daylight because recovering the body will require hand shovels. Officers will be guarding the scene throughout the night.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, they are asked to contact Jones at 208-475-5714. Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS (2677), on the internet at 343cops.com and on the mobile app P3.

This is a developing story and will be updated with further information.