BOISE -- Ada County prosecutors say Jordan Shaver shot Brian Geddes, then tried to conceal the murder by hiding the body in a comforter under his house.
The 21-year-old Nampa woman is being held in the Ada County Jail without bond on a charge of first-degree murder. She made her first court appearance this afternoon as more details about the crime have emerged.
An autopsy performed today by Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg has tentatively identified the victim as 49-year-old Brian Geddes. The coroner says he was shot in the back of the head.
Sonnenberg said in his autopsy report that Geddes’ body was badly decomposed and positive dental identification is still pending.
Police arrested Shaver Saturday on suspicion of second-degree murder. That charge was upgraded to first-degree murder at today's arraignment.
Authorities say Geddes was last seen on Oct. 16.
On Friday, Garden City Police began investigating a missing person report near Elaynea Lane and 51st Street in Garden City. Investigators went to the home Saturday and say they found suspicious circumstances. Shaver had left there just minutes before officers arrived.
Shaver was arrested about an hour later at a business complex near Glenwood and State streets on an unrelated felony warrant for failure to appear on grand theft and burglary charges. Police were able to track her down because she had the victim's cell phone.
After police questioning, she was arrested on the murder charge.
Police say Shaver stole items from the victim, including money which she used to make some purchases.
Shaver is scheduled be back in court on Nov. 19 for a preliminary hearing.