For Immediate Release 07/22/2011
For Information Contact Ed Westbrook, Detective Sergeant
Body Recovered in Snake River confirmed by DNA testing to be that of Lavina I. Hietala
The Idaho State Police laboratory has confirmed through DNA testing that the body recovered on May 1, 2011 from the Snake River by Garfield County Sheriffs Office is Lavina I. Hietala.
Investigators are waiting for the medical examiners report for determination of the cause of death.
Hietalas family members have been notified and continue to work with the Idaho State Police in this investigation.
Anyone who may have any information in this case is encouraged to contact ISP Sergeant Ed Westbrook at (208) 799-5020, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.