Body found in Boise pond identified as missing mother



Posted on April 7, 2010 at 11:46 AM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 3:14 PM

BOISE -- The Ada County coroner has identified the body found floating in a Boise pond Monday morning.  The deceased woman is Heather Davidson, a 29-year-old mother of four who was reported missing on the morning of Feb. 20, 2010.

Her body was found off East Parkcenter Boulevard and Mallard Drive Monday morning by a man walking along the Greenbelt. The pond is located behind the River Quarry Apartment complex in east Boise.

Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg said the body was badly decomposed.  He conducted an autopsy today and found there were no traumatic injuries on the body.  The cause of death is undetermined.  It will take a while to get back the toxicology results which may provide more insight into Davidson's death.

We received a call Monday from Sam Berman who was one of the last persons to see Davidson alive. 

Berman said he and some friends were coming home from a party around 4 a.m. on Feb. 20 when they came upon a two-car accident at Broadway Avenue and Parkcenter Boulevard.  They got out to assist the people involved in the accident.  He said Davidson's car had gone into a ditch and she appeared dazed.  She asked for a ride, but did not want to wait for police.  She left the scene on foot heading east on Parkcenter and that was the last time anyone saw her alive. 

Sonnenberg put Davidson's time of death at 5:30 a.m., just an hour and a half after the accident.

We found a photo of her listed in the Idaho State Police missing person clearinghouse.  She also has an outstanding $50,000 warrant in Ada County for felony leaving the scene of an accident.

Davidson would have turned 30 on Wednesday.  Family members tell us that she had moved from Boise to Nampa a week prior to the Feb. 20th accident.  

Boise Police spokeswoman Lynn Hightower says investigators have ruled out foul play in her death.


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