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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Boise Boise Flower Shop Blaze Investigated as Possible Arson
Posted By George Prentice on Sat, Mar 21, 2015 at 12:19 PM
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Flower Aroma, located at 222 S. Orchard St. in Boise.
The Boise Fire Department is investigating a two-alarm fire at a Boise flower shop as a possible arson.Multiple engines responded to the blaze at family-owned Flower Aroma on South Orchard Street near Franklin Road at 10:30 p.m. Friday night.No one was injured in the fire, but firefighters reported that there was an open door at the flower shop when they arrived. Adjacent businesses were not affected. Boise police said there were "a number of unusual issues," prompting an investigation.The fire was reported by a passerby who spotted flames coming from the building.
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And the forensic pathologist who conducted the autopsy in Boise on New Year’s Eve said the girl was full-term, but couldn’t say whether she was born alive or stillborn.
The spot where her body was found — on the narrow shoulder of the bridge over a snow-covered canal — has led some to believe that whoever put her there was trying to throw her over.
“If they would have hit their target, she would have been in the canal, eaten by a coyote or something,” Parke said. “Her body would have been gone by spring and we would have been none the wiser. By hook or by crook, it didn’t happen. I’m just glad she was found.”
At the spot where “Angel Rose” was discovered — just north of the bridge’s center on the west side — there is now a yellow rose. Its stem is bent near the bottom, and the tip, encased in plastic, is stuck in a groove where a large bolt once was. Near the top of the stem, the rose is taped standing straight up, just one petal beginning to wilt.
Just north of the bridge where the yellow rose now stands there are two homes, one on each side of the road. The home on the west side is older with fading pink paint, the home on the east side newer and beige.
All over the yard of the beige home, clearly visible from the road and not more than 200 yards from where “Angel Rose” was found, there is a swing set with one blue and one yellow swing; a trampoline; a play house set on stilts with a yellow slide; a basketball hoop; a tether ball pole cemented into an old tire, with a faded, weathered ball handing to one side.
It's a place where any child could happily grow up.
The Idaho Safe Haven Act, passed in 2001, is intended to provide a safe alternative for parents who might otherwise abandon their baby, according to the state’s website.
Safe havens in Idaho are licensed hospitals and clinics, doctors, doctors’ offices, nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, nurse-midwives, emergency medical personnel and first responders, according to the law.
Once a baby is taken to one of these places, she will be checked to make sure she's healthy and turned over to the custody of the Department of Health and Welfare.
“Basically when a mother takes a baby to a safe haven, she’s giving up her parental rights,” said Niki Forbing-Orr, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Welfare. “They’ll make sure the baby is in good health, they’ll contact law enforcement and then that’s when the baby comes in to our custody.”
In a department brochure, it’s made clear that those wishing to leave a baby at a safe haven will not get in trouble with the law "as long as it is within 30 days of birth and there are no signs that anyone has hurt the child.”
The brochure also informs there will be no questions asked, and any that are will be optional.
“All information about you and your baby is confidential,” the brochure says. "You do not have to give your name or any other personal information. You may be asked some ... http://magicvalley.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/after-discovery-of-newborn-s-body-focus-turns-to-state/article_fa26257a-f6a3-5bc9-af21-cbbc3177f081.html