Man found deceased on bank of retention pond near Boise River identified

Ada County Coroner’s officials identified a man found Saturday deceased on the banks of a retention pond next to the Boise River as 59-year-old Grant L. Young.

Young is listed as having no fixed address. Investigators found evidence of a makeshift campsite several hundred feet away from where Young was found, with evidence that indicates he may have been living there.

A citizen looking for his dog near the Greenbelt, just south of W. Pebble Brook Lane and near the east end of Eagle Island, called 911 after spotting a body on the bank of a retention pond just south of the Boise River around 1 p.m. Saturday.


Deputies arrived and found the body about 40 feet down the steep bank of the pond, above the waterline. Ada County paramedics and Eagle Fire Department employees arrived moments later.  Everyone then worked to recover the body and take it to the Ada County Coroner’s Office.

Coroner’s officials conducted an autopsy Monday morning and were able to identify Young. His cause of death is listed as pending. It does not appear that he was under water at any time. There does not appear to be any sign of foul play.

Coroner’s officials will wait until toxicology results are back before establishing an official cause and manner of death.

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