ID Pending of Woman’s Remains found at City of Rocks
RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — Police in Rupert who were pursuing leads in a missing person case dating back to December 1988 found human remains in south-central Idaho that may belong to Norine Boyd. Detective Jeff McEwen, criminal analyst Diane Gines, forensic anthropologists and a cadaver dog searched near the City of Rocks National Reserve, where Boyd’s car was found in March 1989. McEwen says evidence at the scene indicates there’s “a good possibility” the remains are Boyd’s. A DNA test is pending to confirm the identity. Boyd was reported missing in December 1988, two weeks after police obtained a warrant charging her with stealing $992 from a Rupert man. McEwen, Gines and others have worked the case for years. Police Chief James Wardle made the case a priority when he took the job earlier this year.