Remains found near City of Rocks those of missing woman

CITY OF ROCKS, Idaho - The city of Rupert said this week that human remains found in the City of Rocks area last fall have been confirmed to be that of a woman missing since 1988.

On Monday, Rupert City Police said DNA evidence samples are consistent with DNA data for Norine K. Boyd.

According to information from old news reports, 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. She was no where to be found.

Her purse and Christmas presents for her children were on the table. It appeared she had been interrupted while wrapping the gifts.

KMVT in Twin Falls reported in October 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 a makeup case containing cross-tops, a type of amphetamine.

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

Police are continuing to investigate Boyd's disappearance.

The family issued a statement in October.

"The family of Norine Kay Boyd would like to thank all the officers and Diane Gines for all the hours and hours of investigation they performed to give the family closure after 24 years and bring the body of Norine Boyd home. Rest in Peace, Norine. You are finally back home," the family's statement said.