Police ask for anonymous tipsters to call back about Boise murder

Police ask for anonymous tipsters to call back about Boise murder
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Boise Police are asking people who called Crime Stoppers to leave an anonymous tip about a recent homicide to call back and talk to detectives directly.

Police say they received several tips following the death of Phyllis Ward, 74, who was found inside a burning house on Randolph Drive in Boise on July 23.

After investigating, Ward's cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma and not the fire, and police are investigating the case as a homicide.

Police say some of the anonymous messages left with the Crime Stoppers phone line are of interest to investigators.

They are asking the people who called in anonymously to call back and talk directly with detectives investigating the case.

Callers may still remain anonymous while they speak with detectives.

"We would really appreciate whoever has that info to call us back so we can talk directly with them and ask a couple more questions. Finding who's responsible for Mrs. Ward's death is absolutely our highest priority," said Sgt. Mark Barnett of the Boise Police Violent Crimes Unit in a press release.

Police are asking those with information to call 570-6290 to talk with a detective.