Idaho Sheriff: Man In Custody Is Suspect In Triple Homicide

Apr 2, 2015

A southwest Idaho sheriff says a man arrested in connection with the killings of a former Arizona power company executive, his wife and their adult son is officially a suspect in the triple homicide.

Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney in making the statement on Thursday also repeated his belief that any ongoing threat to the community was eliminated when officers took 22-year-old Adam Dees of Nampa into custody March 11.

Dees is not charged with murder. Instead he's charged with grand theft and forgery in connection with the killings of 80-year-old Theodore M. Welp, 77-year-old Delores E. Welp and their son, 52-year-old Thomas P. Welp.

Their bodies were found March 10 in their Boise foothills home.

Dees is being held on $2 million bail.