Missing Man Found Dead in Ravine

A Pocatello man has been found dead after missing since Saturday.

The Idaho State Journal reports that the body of Edward J. Girrard, 82, was found around 5 p.m. Thursday in his overturned pickup truck at the bottom of a ravine off West Tyhee Road northwest of Chubbuck.

Authorities said Girrard’s body was found by an area resident who then reported the location to the Bannock County Sheriff’s Office.

Bannock County Sheriff’s Office said it appears that Girrard’s Toyota pickup left West Tyhee Road near Swanson Road and then overturned into the ravine. However, the office is not ruling out the possibility of a medical emergency causing the crash until they complete the scheduled autopsy.

Girrard had been reported missing by his family on Saturday afternoon after he failed to show up for a picnic at FMC Park.

Pocatello police said he was last seen around 2 p.m. Saturday putting fuel in his pickup truck at the Fred Meyer retail store on Yellowstone Avenue in Pocatello.