Missing Boise woman's body found near Idaho City

Posted at 12:24 PM, Oct 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-26 06:32:56-04

A body of a Boise woman who was reported missing last month has been discovered just south of Idaho City.

Authorities say the body of Sierra Bush, 18, was found about 7:45 p.m. Saturday.

“At this time, the cause of death is still under investigation,” said Boise County Coroner Pam Garlock.  

Boise Police detectives are now part of a joint investigation along with the Boise County Coroner’s Office and the Boise County Sheriff’s Department to determine the cause and circumstance of her death.

“Sierra’s disappearance has been suspicious from the beginning and this is a tragic discovery for everyone who knows her,” said Boise Police Sgt. Justin Kendall. “Every missing person’s case is initially investigated as being suspicious, and Sierra was not the type to disappear without telling anyone. For weeks, our detectives have been following up on leads and our investigation is ongoing.”

If you have any information relating to Sierra’s disappearance, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS. 

Officers also ask that the person who contacted emergency personnel in Boise County on Saturday night to make them aware of the circumstance, to please contact Boise Police at 570-6290.

The investigation is ongoing.