Remains found in Idaho County believed to be a man missing since 2010

Posted at 12:43 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 14:43:28-04

IDAHO COUNTY, Idaho — On April 26, parts of a human skull and other skeletal remains found by a hunter in Idaho County are believed to be Todd W. Hofflander, who was reported missing in September 2010. Other items, including a pack with camping equipment and a digital camera were found. The remains and items were found above Bernard Creek.

The Idaho County Sheriff's Office and Idaho County Coroner were notified by the hunter on April 26. On Tuesday, eight people from the Idaho County Sheriff's Office were taken to the mouth of Bernard Creek and then hiked around one mile.

One of Hofflander's last known locations was in this area of Bernard Creek. Photos were able to be recovered off an SD card found in the pack, which belonged to Hofflander. Further testing has to be done, but everything at the scene indicates the remains belong to Hofflander.

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.