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November 13, 2013


Boise, ID – At Approximately 5 a.m. this morning, the Boise Police Department contacted the WCA to report a suspicious package on the front steps of the Washington Street location. Upon inspection, it was determined that the package—a brown paper Winco bag—contained the missing stained glass butterfly and a note of apology from someone identifying themselves as a bystander to the theft.

The butterfly, part of the “Taking Flight” bronze statue that stands in front if the WCA was vandalized around 10 p.m. Monday night and the butterfly was stolen.

“We are so thankful to all those who shared the photos and video footage and got the word out,” said Chris Campbell, WCA Communications Manager. “There’s no doubt in my mind that someone recognized the person who damaged the statue and took the butterfly – resulting in its quick return. It is a testament to the great community we live in.”

At this time, we are uncertain if the Boise Police have any suspects, but we are cooperating fully with them in the effort to identify the perpetrator. Anyone with information on the crime or possible suspects is urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.


 The Women’s and Children’s Alliance, 720 W. Washington, provides safety, healing and freedom to victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates secure shelters and transitional homes, and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, outreach and crisis services to survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault.



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