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Body of man recovered near Nampa cemetery canal identified

December 22, 2018
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Nampa Police Department investigates suspicious death after reports of a body found in a canal along the side of Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa on Dec. 19.

NAMPA — The body of a man found dead in a hole near a Nampa cemetery has been identified by the Canyon County Coroner’s Office.

The man, identified as 52-year-old Timothy Rose of Nampa, has reportedly been missing since Dec. 3, according to the Idaho Missing Persons Clearinghouse.

Nampa Police began investigating the death after getting reports of a body at 11:41 a.m. Wednesday near a canal at the north end of Kohlerlawn Cemetery on Sixth Street North.

An autopsy was performed Friday by the Canyon County Coroner’s Office, but the cause of death will not be determined until toxicology results are received, which can take several weeks. Police say the death does not appear to be suspicious. The time of death was also not able to be determined.

Nampa Police detectives and evidence technicians began working on collecting evidence and recovering the body from the scene around 8 a.m. Thursday. By about noon, the man was retrieved, Nampa Police Sgt. Brian Jones said.

The man was found in a hole near the canal, but police are not sure if it is a sink hole or a hole that was created over time.

Police are still investigating the death. Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Jones at 208-475-5714. Anonymous information can be given by contacting Crime Stoppers at 208-343-COPS (2677), on the internet at 343cops.com and on the mobile app P3.

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