Police: Found remains identified as missing mother

IDAHO FALLS — Idaho Falls police say remains found in the Ammon foothills in April belong to Stephanie Ann Eldredge, a mother of three missing since Aug. 20, 2007.

Nearly three years exposed to elements left her body badly decomposed when it was discovered April 23 by a wind turbine repairman.

Still, agents say evidence found at the scene — near a popular eastern Idaho hiking trail — points to homicide.

Eldredge, just 21 when she went missing, was identified using dental records.

Sergeant Phil Grimes of the Idaho Falls Police Department says his agency has a person of interest in its investigation, and is looking into several other people, too.

Police say the person of interest was an acquaintance of Eldredge.

When she disappeared, Eldredge’s car was found at her home, as was her four-month-old daughter.



Police still searching for Idaho woman missing for a year

IDAHO FALLS — It’s been a year since an Idaho Falls mother was first reported missing, but police say they haven’t given up their search.

Stephanie Ann Eldredge, a 21-year-old mother, was reported missing on Aug. 20, 2007.

The call came from her roommate, who returned from work to find Eldredge’s purse and 4-month-old daughter but no sign of Eldredge.

Five weeks after her disappearance, Eldredge’s family offered a $5,000 reward for anyone who could provide information on her whereabouts.

The family also set up an account on MySpace.com about her.

So far, police say various leads have turned up nothing significant, and to date Eldredge has yet to make contact with her family.

Eldredge’s mother, Moriah King, says it’s hard living without answers. King is also planning a vigil at a city park later this week.



%d bloggers like this: