Remains of Idaho Falls Teen Found in Snake River

Abby Christensen, Staff Writer

Remains of a teenage boy found in the Snake River by divers has been confirmed by family members to be Jed Hall. Hall was just 17 years old when he left his Idaho Falls home in the early hours of the morning on January 22, 2018, with a handgun and some camping gear in his 2009 Nissan Versa. He was never seen again.

Idaho Falls law enforcement began conducting a search for Hall back in 2018, just hours after he went missing, and they continued their search up until his body was found. Law enforcement’s search for Hall unfortunately was unsuccessful as they kept running into dead ends. Hall’s parents never gave up hope for finding their son and made many statements pleading to the public to help them find their son.

However, the seemingly endless search for Hall took a drastic turning point on Sunday, May 1st, 2022, when a group of divers called Adventure with Purpose (AWP) came to help.

According to their website, AWP is “a Search & Recovery Dive Team dedicated to helping families of missing loved ones.”

The divers worked with the Bonneville Sheriff’s Department and the Idaho Falls Police Department and within just 20 minutes of the search, they were able to locate and recover Hall’s car and remains. Shortly after the family was able to confirm that the remains belonged to their son.

There will be a memorial held for Hall in Shelly on May 14 for friends and family. Although Hall was not found alive, after four years the family can now hopefully find some sort of peace and closure.