Remains of missing Grangeville woman found in Snake River
BUFFALO EDDY, Idaho — The remains of a Grangeville woman missing for over a year were found in the Snake River, according to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office.
Shawnta Pankey was first reported missing on April 15, 2018. A volunteer with Idaho County’s Search and Rescue group found a skull and other bones along the river in Buffalo Eddy on Sunday. The coroner confirmed the remains were positively identified as Pankey’s on Thursday.
Pankey was 25 years-old when she went missing. ICSO said she was last seen near Pine Bar along the Salmon River. At the time of her disappearance, ICSO was asking for information about a man with a dog in a green pickup with Utah plates. Authorities said he had a camper that was at Pine Bar the weekend Pankey went missing.
ICSO said Pankey’s disappearance and death are suspicious. They have not yet released the names of any person suspected in her disappearance or death. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call ICSO detective Jerry Johnson.
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