Former Idaho Coroner Faces Charges, Questions on How Bodies Were Stored
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The former Valley County coroner is facing two misdemeanor charges because prosecutors say he used the county's truck for personal transportation. Some officials are also raising questions about where he stored human remains when he stopped using the designated county morgue for a few months earlier this year. The Idaho Statesman reports Idaho law doesn't specify how coroners may store bodies, and former coroner Nathan Hess has declined to answer questions about the matter. Hess resigned May 18, and county commissioners named Scott Carver to the position the same day. Hess' arraignment is currently set for Oct. 3. He told the Idaho Statesman that he was hindered in the job by a lack of training or help from county officials.