Sheriff's office: Remains of 34-year-old Meridian man found on island in Boise River By Meridian Press staff email@example.com Jul 13, 2017 (…) The body of Andrew Joseph Lee Gatten was found on an island in the Boise River July 10, according to the Ada County Sheriff's Office. Gatten was 34, and officials said it's unclear how he died or how long he was in the water. Ada County Sheriff's Office Ada County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating how the body of a 34-year-old Meridian man ended up on a small island in the Boise River just west of Willow Lane, according to the sheriff’s office blog.Detectives began their investigation just after 7 p.m. July 10 when a member of the public who was in the river saw what appeared to be human remains on the island and called 911.Garden City Police and members of the Boise Fire River Rescue Team went out to the island and found the body, which was in an advanced state of decomposition. × Advertisement It is unclear how long the body had been in the water prior to July 10, the sheriff’s office said. The Boise River had been over flood stage for most of the spring and only dropped back down to normal seasonal levels last week.Officials with the Ada County Coroner’s Office removed the remains on the morning of July 11 and did an autopsy.Coroner’s officials identified the man as Andrew Joseph Lee Gatten. The cause and manner of death are pending. There were no obvious signs of fatal injury.Coroner’s officials are waiting for the results of evidence tests, which could take several weeks to be processed.No missing persons reports have been filed for Gatten, who did not appear to have a permanent residence.Detectives are working to establish the last time Gatten was seen by anybody. He was in the Ada County Jail on a misdemeanor drug charge until he was released on May 4.Anyone with information is encouraged to call Ada County non-emergency dispatch at 208-377-6790 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Source: Ada County Sheriff’s Office More from this section Woman shot, paralyzed in Meridian shooting dies Last updated: 1:05 p.m. Bruchi’s Cheesesteak & Sub Shop to open 1st Idaho location at Chinden, Linder Posted: 11:40 a.m. AAA: Expect gas prices to increase soon Posted: July 20, 2017 Regional youth baseball teams competing at Settlers Park Posted: July 20, 2017 Meridian city leaders to discuss Chinden, growth, budget at town hall Posted: July 20, 2017 Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!