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Hunter finds Lolo woman’s remains in Idaho, officials launch homicide investigation

Posted at 3:14 PM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 18:26:21-04

BONNER COUNTY, Idaho — The remains of Mirissa M. Serrano of Lolo, Montana, were found by a hunter near Lakeview, Idaho, on Sunday, September 26th. Serrano was 27 years old.

The Bonner County (Idaho) Sheriff’s Office said in a media release said that a homicide investigation is now underway.

There is no word yet on the possible cause of death.

A team of detectives from the Bonner County Sheriff’s Office, the Bonner County Coroner, agents with the U.S. Forest Service, agents with Idaho State Police, and forensic scientists from the University of Montana processed the area and recovered Serrano’s body, and gathered evidence related to her disappearance.

Statements given in past interviews of people in contact with Serrano have been reviewed, and evidence is being processed by state and national labs.

Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler said, “Based on new evidence recovered, the initial autopsy findings, and the forensic analysis of that evidence, this case has now turned into an active homicide investigation. I would like to thank all the agencies that have assisted us with the investigation of Mirissa’s demise.”

We will update you as we get more information.

Story by David Sherman, MTN News