As of Thursday, March 22, 2018
WINCHESTER UPDATE, Thursday, March 22, 3:44 p.m. -- The Lewis County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the deceased male found in a wooded area below the spillway of Winchester State Park as 46-year-old Nathan D Hale.
The cause of death is still under investigation. Neither the Lewis County Sheriff's Office, nor Idaho State Police has gathered any evidence to suggest foul play in this case. Next of kin has been notified.
Investigation is under way following yesterday's discovery of a body at Winchester, reports Lewis County Sheriff Jason Davis.
On Wednesday, March 21, at approximately 5:29 p.m., the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) received reports that hikers had located a deceased adult body in a wooded area below the spillway of Winchester State Park. According to a release, LCSO responded to the scene and confirmed initial reports. The Idaho State Police (ISP) Investigations Division was requested by LCSO to assist in a joint investigation.
During processing of the scene it was determined that the body was an adult male. Neither LCSO nor ISP has gathered any evidence to suggest foul play in this case.
The body has been turned over to the Lewis County Coroner’s Office to positively identify the deceased.