Remains found on the Snake River identified as missing Idaho County woman

Remains identified as missing Idaho County woman
Posted at 9:05 AM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 12:04:30-04

IDAHO COUNTY, Ida. — The Idaho County Sheriff's Office says remains found along the Snake River in Nez Perce County have been identified as a woman reported missing last year.

Shawnta L. Pankey disappeared April 15, 2018, under suspicious circumstances. Now, Idaho County investigators say her remains were discovered near Buffalo Eddy on the Snake River.

The Nez Perce County Coroner contacted Idaho County investigators after the remains were positively identified as those of Pankey on Sunday. Idaho County deputies say the investigation into her case will continue.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Idaho County Sheriff's Office Detective Jerry Johnson. That number is (208) 983-1100 or email him at More information is expected to be released today.