Body found in Coeur d'Alene River identified

Body found

The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office has identified the body of a woman found in the Coeur d'Alene River on Tuesday as Karen Orchard of Kellogg. 

The Sheriff's Office says Orchard went missing from her Kellogg home in March. Her body was found on April 11 by a fisherman. 

The day after the discovery, KHQ spoke to Orchard's son who was certain the body was his mother's. Her son became concerned because Karen suffered from the beginning stages of dementia and would sometimes go to areas that were not part of her normal routine. 

"She was honest, honorable, kind-hearted and loving," Justin Honlon added about his mother. 

The Sheriff's Office says no further information is available as they are waiting for results from the Medical Examiner's Office. 

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