CALDWELL, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on the discovery of three bodies hidden outside a southwestern Idaho home (all times local):
Investigators say the bodies of three people found outside a southwestern Idaho home were partially covered, and the case is being investigated as a homicide.
The Canyon County Sheriff's office sent an officer to the home late Monday morning after a family member requested a welfare check because they hadn't seen the occupants for some time. The law enforcement officer found the bodies outside the home.
Sheriff's spokesman Joe Decker says it appears as if someone tried to hide the remains. Decker said the three had been dead for at least a few days based on the state of decomposition, and their ages and genders were not yet known.
Investigators have not determined the causes of death.
Authorities in southwestern Idaho are investigating after three people were found dead outside a Caldwell home.
Joe Decker with the Canyon County Sheriff's Office said in a prepared statement that officers found the bodies Monday when they responded to a request for a welfare check at the house.
The sheriff's office is investigating the deaths as a possible homicide case. No other information was released.
This story has been updated to reflect that the bodies were found outside the home.Associated Press