Police investigate after body found behind shopping mall

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – Idaho Falls police are investigating a suspicious death Wednesday afternoon behind a strip mall.

Police were called around 4 p.m. to the back parking lot of the mall on the 200 block of Woodruff Avenue, behind Planet Fitness and Big Deal Outlet.

When officers arrived, they found one person dead. The IFPD says it is currently being investigated as a suspicious death. The person’s identity is withheld pending notification of next of kin. No further information will be released at this time.

Local News 8 spoke to a neighbor, who heard a gunshot and several people reported seeing the body.

IFPD says, “Anyone who believes they have information regarding this incident, including hearing or seeing anything suspicious in the area before 4:00 p.m., are asked to contact the Idaho Falls Police Department at (208) 529- 1200. Information may also be reported anonymously to Crime Stoppers at www.ifcrime.org Tipsters who report information through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

Police said there was no threat to the public.

This is a breaking story and will be updated as information is released.