THE COLD case of a man who mysteriously disappeared from a Boise McDonald's seven years ago is starting to heat up, cops say.
Investigators received an anonymous letter with new information about the disappearance of Ahren Barnard, who vanished seven years ago this week and they say it's
given them new leads to investigate. And Sgt Mark Barnett of the city's violent crimes unit said they confirmed what they'd suspected all along - "foul play" was involved.
He said: "The more information we gather, the more we believe foul play is involved here. The letter seems to validate what we've thought all along, that there are individuals who have information on this case who have not yet come forward.
"We're very hopeful that sooner rather than later someone will help us break this case and we'll be able to provide answers on what happened to Ahren, answers for this community and for Ahren's family." said Sgt. Barnett.
Barnard's family are also hoping for closure.Ahren's mom Vicky Barnard said: "One misconception is that time helps you heal. In reality, it's just the opposite. It only gets harder to cling to hope, hope that someday we'll know what happened and where Ahren is."
Anyone with information that may lead to Bernard, who was 35 at the time of his December 2004 disappearance is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS, log onto www.343cops.com, or text CRIMES or 274637, subject: Tip236.