Phyllis Ward

On July 23, 2012,  Phyllis Ward, 74, of Boise was beaten to death in her home at 5824 Randolph Drive. Afterwards, her house was set on fire.  Ward was a retired teacher who enjoyed gardening and sewing. One year later, a man living in the same home set fire to the house and was subsequently charged. He has not been named a suspect in Ward’s case.

If you have information about her case, contact the Boise Police Department.



Coroner: Boise woman was murdered before house fire – July 25, 2012

Boise Police Department release – July 24, 2012

One week later; still no arrests in Boise homicide – July 2012

Police: 74-year-old Boise woman victim of homicide – 2012

Officials: Head trauma not fire caused Boise woman’s death – July 25, 2012

Who killed Phyllis Ward? – July 21, 2013

BPD: Man started fire inside home that’s site of unsolved murder – Aug. 29, 2013

Boise arson defendant changes plea to guilty – June 25, 2014