Ronie Parrott – 2015

UPDATE: Ada County Sheriff Calls Death of Ronie Parrott a Homicide

Source: Boise Weekly, April 2016

In this week’s Boise Weekly, we visit the headquarters of the Idaho State Police crime lab in Meridian, meeting with the team of scientists who spend their days processing and identifying tens of thousands of pieces of evidence.

And while the bulk of our story chronicles the ramped-up efforts to process DNA from sexual assault evidence kits, we also coincidentally spoke with scientists inside ISP’s fingerprint lab where one of the analysts told BW of their involvement in the investigation into the February discovery of a body near a trail of the Boise Foothills.

“You may remember the case of some human remains discovered in the Boise Foothills,” said one of the scientists who asked not to be identified for security purposes. “It was pretty amazing. I hadn’t been involved in something like that I’ve been with ISP for three years. The skin was quite damaged; the top layer was completely gone. But a piece of skin from one finger helped us identify the deceased.”

And now, Ada County Sheriff’s Office investigators say they now have reason to believe that 42-year-old Ronie Parrott may have been linked to foul play.

ORIGINAL STORY: April 7, 2016 11 a.m.

Ronie Parrott went missing in August 2015. In September 2015, the Boise Police Department said investigators didn’t suspect foul play in the 42-year-old Boise woman’s disappearance, but had concerns for her safety.

In February, Parrott’s remains were found by a hiker in the Boise Foothills near a Bureau of Land Management gate. The morning of April 7, the Ada County Sheriff’s Office called her death a homicide.

According to a blog post on the ACSO website, detectives have “several significant leads in the case,” and are interested in speaking with anyone who was in contact with Parrott in the days leading up to Aug. 25, 2015—the day of her disappearance.

ACSO also revealed new details about the case: Parrott’s remains were found by a woman walking her dogs on Sunset Peak Road, and Parrott’s body had been in the foothills since late August. She was last seen at approximately 11 p.m. Aug. 25 at the Maverick gas station near the intersection of 27th and Main streets and at the Jacksons Food Store at the intersection of Eighth and Fort streets at noon the same day.

Anyone with information relating to the case is encouraged to contact the Ada County Sheriff’s Office at 208-577-3723 or 208-577-3718. Information can also be sent via email to


Death of Ronie Parrott ruled a homicide; case still under investigation

Ronie Parrott died as a result of multiple gunshots to the head, according to Ada County Coroner reports issued Tuesday.

Ada County Sheriff’s Office detectives have been investigating the case as a homicide since February, when a woman walking her dogs on Sunset Peak Road north of Boise found human remains in the remote Foothills area.

The body was found about a mile past the Bureau of Land Management gate that closes the road to vehicles during the winter.

Those remains turned out to be 43-year-old Ronie Parrott, who was publicly identified as a missing person by the Boise Police in September 2015.

Detectives have completed dozens of interviews and gathered a significant amount of physical evidence since February, and are waiting on the results of some forensic testing.

Detectives have a strong working theory about what happened but no warrants have been issued in connection with this case at this time.

Ronie Parrott was last seen just after 11 p.m., Aug. 25th, 2015 at the Maverik store at 27th and Main streets in Boise, where she bought some soda.

Detectives have spent the last several months piecing together where Ronie Parrott went and what people she was with before she went missing that day.

The coroner’s office issued a release Tuesday where they officially determined Parrott’s manner of death was a homicide and the cause of death were multiple gun shots.