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UPDATE: Coroner Identifies Human Remains Discovered in Boise Foothills

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Boise police issued this bulletin in September 2015, regarding the disappearance of Ronie Parrott. - COURTESY BOISE POLICE
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  • Boise police issued this bulletin in September 2015, regarding the disappearance of Ronie Parrott.
UPDATE: Feb. 22, 2015

The Ada County coroner's office has identified the body of a woman discovered in the Boise Foothills Feb. 13 as Ronie Parrott, 42, of Boise, who had been missing since August 2015.

Last fall, Boise police turned to the public for help on the whereabouts of Parrott. At the time, Parrot's family said they had reason to worry for her safety.

Coroner Dotti Owens still has not publicly revealed the cause or manner of Parrott's death. Her body was discovered by a woman walking her dog along Sunset Peak Road, which had been closed to traffic since last fall.

UPDATE: Feb. 18, 2016

The Ada County Coroner confirmed Feb. 18 that the remains discovered in the Boise Foothills Feb. 13 were that of an adult woman. No word yet on the deceased's identity,  age or cause of death. Ada County Coroner Dotti Owens said she didn't expect to have any further information on the case this week.

ORIGINAL POST: Feb. 16, 2016

The Ada County Sheriff's Office confirmed today the coroner has been called in to identify human remains discovered Feb. 13 in the Boise Foothills.

A female hiker found the remains approximately one mile beyond a Bureau of Land Management gate closing the path to vehicles during winter months.

The age, sex and identity of the remains are not yet available, according to the coroner's office, but 
ACSO officials said it appeared the remains were those of an adult and showed signs of having been in the foothills for an extended period of time. 

Meanwhile, detectives and crime scene investigators have closed off the immediate area to search for evidence. They were expected to finish their work by sunset on Tuesday.