By Kendra Evensen, email@example.com
AMMON â Bonneville County sheriffâs officials believe a woman, whose body was discovered at an Ammon home earlier this month, is a murder victim.
They said Monday that the womanâs death is now officially being considered a homicide, and theyâve enlisted the help of the FBI, Idaho State Police, Bonneville and Ada county coroners offices and other agencies as they continue to examine and process evidence taken from the victim and the scene.
âThe autopsy of the deceased victim is still continuing, we are able to confirm the victim is female and we believe it to be Lisa Stukey, however, we are awaiting positive confirmation of her identity,â according to a news release.
Stukey, who is in her 60s, is the owner of the home located at 2390 Ross Avenue, and officials have not been able to locate her elsewhere.
The victimâs body was discovered in the bedroom of the home on July 2, after some friends, who stopped by the house and felt something was wrong, contacted authorities.
Sheriffâs officials said at that time that the victimâs body had already undergone extensive decomposition and that she had likely died a week or more before.
Officials have treated the case as a possible homicide from the start, but that was largely due to the decomposition of the body and the number of unknowns in the case. Now they say they have determined that the womanâs death was a homicide.
They have not released many details about the victimâs death or the scene of the crime as their investigation is ongoing.
âDetectives have been in the process of interviewing several people who have knowledge of Lisa Stukey and working several different leads that have come in since this case was started,â according to the news release.
Sheriffâs officials are asking anyone with information about Stukey or her home to contact detectives through dispatch at 208-529-1200.
âAs always, the public can anonymously report information about this or any other crime to Idaho Falls/Bonneville County Crime Stoppers by calling 208-522-1983 or online at www.ifcrime.org,â according to the news release.