Downard Funeral Home

Downard Funeral Home in Pocatello

On Wednesday, Pocatello Police said they had positively identified another set of remains found at Downard Funeral Home last week. 

So far, police say six individuals have been identified, with six more still awaiting a positive identification. 

Idaho State Police Forensic Services is helping local detectives identify them through fingerprints and DNA.

Officers are working to return the remains of cremated individuals to their families. 

Pocatello Police said they have contact information for relatives for several sets of remains and those officers will begin contacting next of kin soon. 

In its Wednesday update, PPD said, "Again, we thank everyone for their patience and understanding as officers continue to work through the tips and information they’ve received from the public."

Police ask anyone that is looking for information on a loved one who may be connected with Downard, to fill out a form at Provide the decedent's name, date of birth and date of death, if possible. Police will contact you when they have more information. 

On Tuesday, Pocatello Police said 12 remains and at least 50 fetuses had been recovered from the funeral home.

The fetuses are in the custody of the Ada County Coroner for identification and further investigation. 


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