STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
IDAHO STATE POLICE
67-2916. Reports of murders. (1) As used in this section:
(a) "Director" means the director of the Idaho state police.
(b) "Murder" has the meaning provided in section 18-4003, Idaho Code.
(2) Any law enforcement agency within the state of Idaho having primary responsibility for the investigation of the case shall provide information relating to any suspected murder to the director within twenty-five (25) days after its discovery. The law enforcement agency shall submit the information on a form which shall be developed and provided by the director. The form shall contain only information necessary to aid law enforcement personnel in comparing murders and suspected murders and discovering those exhibiting similar characteristics. The director shall enter information submitted by an investigating agency into a file maintained and controlled by the director and shall compare such information to information on other murders or suspected murders, for the purpose of discovering similarities in criminal methods and suspect descriptions. The director shall advise the concerned investigating agencies if the director finds murders exhibiting similar criminal methods or suspect descriptions.
(3) When an investigating law enforcement agency terminates active investigation of a suspected murder due to an arrest having been made in the case, death of the primary suspect, or whatever other reason, the investigating agency shall so notify the director within thirty (30) days following such termination. Notification shall include the reason for terminating active investigation.
(4) All suspected murders coming under the jurisdiction of any law enforcement agency in the state of Idaho occurring less than one (1) year before the effective date of this section shall be reported to the director as provided in this section within sixty-five (65) days after the effective date of this section or thirty (30) days after the director provides forms for such purpose, whichever is later.
[(67-2916) 1990, ch. 66, sec. 1, p. 145; am. and redesig. 1995, ch. 116, sec. 18, p. 396; am. 2000, ch. 469, sec. 15, p. 1465.]