Are human remains those of woman missing since 1988?

CITY OF ROCKS, Idaho - Cassia County officials say human remains found in the City of Rocks area over the weekend may be those to a woman who's been missing for more than 20 years.

KMVT in Twin Falls reports that skeletal human remains were located in the City of Rocks area Saturday. Authorities believe evidence at the scene indicates the remains may be those of Norine Boyd of Minidoka County who went missing in 1988.

Positive identification is pending after a DNA or dental records are confirmed.

According to information from old news reports, Norine Kay Boyd was last seen in Rupert Dec. 20, 1988. She called her father on the phone that day and sounded upset. He went to her apartment and found the door ajar, Christmas music playing and Boyd Missing. Her purse and Christmas presents for her children were on the table. It appeared she had been interrupted while wrapping the gifts.

KMVT reports that hikers found Boyd's gray Ford Sedan at the base of the Twin Sisters formation in the City of Rocks in March 1989. The driver's side door was unlocked and cigarettes and Boyd's belt was on the ground nearby.

There was also a pair of aviator sunglasses which her family says weren't hers. Inside the car, police found nine empty cans of Coors Light Beer, an empty bottle of Nytol sleeping pills and makeup case containing cross-tops, a type of amphetamine.

Just before Boyd vanished, police issued a warrant for her arrest for theft, she was suspected of stealing almost $1,000 from a local man. Boyd left behind three sons.