A Fruitland woman’s body was found in the Snake River by a citizen on June 18, and the investigation so far does not indicate foul play.
It could be two to three months before an official cause of death is known, according to Payette County Coroner Keith Schuller.
According to an email from Payette County Sheriff’s Lt. Andy Creech on Wednesday night, a citizen reported finding a body near the Centennial Park Boat Docks in Payette at about noon.
Officers arrived and found the body of Tonya Goodman, 46, in the river, and the Payette County Sheriff’s Office used its jet boat to recover Goodman’s body.
During a phone interview Thursday morning, Schuller said an autopsy was performed in Boise on Wednesday, however it may be two to three months before full results are available.
The reason is that it is unclear if Goodman died before or after she went in the water, according to the coroner. Toxicology tests are pending and a pathologist will release final results which will include whether anything was found in her organs, Schuller said.