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Coroner Identifies Worker Killed in Construction Accident Near Hidden Springs

“Anderson died from blunt force trauma, according to the coroner, and his death has been ruled an accident.”

Ada County Coroner’s Office Handling Forensic Pathology for JJ Vallow and Tylee Ryan

“The Ada County Coroner’s Office in Boise is helping investigate the causes of death for two children found buried in a yard in Fremont County earlier this month.”

Meridian Woman Charged With Killing Her Infant Son

“McKinney died from what the coroner’s investigation determined to be traumatic closed head injuries, according to a Monday news release from the coroner’s office.”

Remains Found In Idaho County Believed To Be A Man Missing Since 2010

“Idaho County Coroner Cody Funke will be sending the bones to the Ada County Coroner for evaluation and DNA testing. The family has been notified.”

Coroner Says Former Barbacoa Owner Died Of Traumatic Head Injuries; Death Ruled Accidental

“The Ada County Coroner’s office says a 53-year-old Boise man who died on Friday passed away from traumatic head injuries.”

Ada County Coroner Helps Provide COVID-19 Tests Across State

“Owens took matters into her own hands, providing materials to other coroners, and recently, having her staff build 2,000 testing kits to provide to coroners all over Idaho who are running low.”

Idaho Reports 3 COVID-19 Related Deaths

“Dotti Owens, the Ada County coroner, said the COVID-19 pandemic had already begun to strain coroners in smaller counties around the state. During a meeting of Ada County government officials on Thursday, Owens said she had received a call from a worker at a funeral home who said Blaine County was already struggling to deal with the number of calls as the novel coronavirus continues to spread in the community. Her team is reaching out to Blaine County.”

Ada County Coroner’s Office Preparing For Any Potential COVID-19 Cases

“The coroner’s office has a limited staff and the office is determined to protect their health by all means necessary. All cases are being treated with the utmost mindfulness of possible hazards relating to a novel coronavirus death.”

Man Who Died After China Trip Tests Negative for Coronavirus

“A 71-year-old man who was found dead in his home after returning from a trip to China does not appear to have been infected with the new coronavirus, the Ada County Coroner said, but more testing is being done out of an abundance of caution.”

Ada County Coroner’s Office Handles Autopsies from 33 Idaho Counties, 3 Reservations

“The coroner’s office provides death certificates, takes care of investigations for suspicious deaths and settles the hows and whys of the final moments in life.

But the office’s reach is a lot further than many might expect.”