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Ada County coroner identifies body of missing hiker

Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 13:13:51-04

BOISE, Idaho — UPDATE: The Ada County Coroner has identified the body of a hiker who went missing back in February.

The body of 27-year-old Kyle Crowden was found in Boise County, according to officials. There was no injury, and no signs of foul play.

The Boise County Coroner will take over the investigation.

Original Story: The Ada County Sheriff's Office says a body has been recovered in the Boise foothills off the Dry Creek Trail, in the same area where a 27-year-old hiker, Kyle Crowden, went missing in February. The coroner has not yet been able to identify the body. That's expected to happen by Friday.

Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue crews recovered the body on Thursday after it was found by a hiker looking for antlers late Wednesday.

The Sheriff's office says that the hiker was on the Dry Creek Trail and using binoculars to scan a ravine when he spotted the body. He hiked out and called police. Due to darkness and weather, authorities decided to wait until Thursday morning to retrieve the body.

Authorities say the body was found about five miles up Dry Creek, roughly 30 to 40 feet off the side of the trail, down a ravine. The sheriff's office says the body was underneath a tree and thick brush and was very difficult to see. There were no obvious signs of physical trauma. There was also a significant amount of snow in the area.

Coroner’s officials now have the body at their Boise facility.