Northwest

Human remains found in missing man case

HAILEY, Idaho - Police say they found human remains in a pile of leaves in the backyard of a central Idaho resident who is now charged with second-degree murder.

Forty-nine-year-old Keith Eric Blankenship of Hailey was charged Thursday in 5th District Court. Bail is set at $500,000.

Authorities say Blankenship went to the Blaine County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday and told detectives he hadn't been truthful when previously questioned about the disappearance of 47-year-old Steve Michael Romanchuk of Hailey.


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