Man Wanted For Idaho Murders Continues To Elude Authorities

Aug 14, 2017

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Mike Bullinger, the man wanted in connection to a triple homicide in the outskirts of Caldwell, continues to elude authorities. Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are all hoping new information about the suspected murderer comes to light.


The 60-year-old is wanted on charges of first degree murder for the three deaths that happened in June on his Canyon County property. The victims include his wife, Cheryl Baker, a woman identified as Nadja Medley who was allegedly involved in a relationship with Bullinger, and Medley's 14-year-old daughter, Payton.

Joe Decker, the public information officer for Canyon County, says local authorities are working in tandem with other agencies.

“We’re continuing to work with law enforcement both in and out of state locally and federally in an attempt to locate him,” Decker says.

Because Bullinger is from Utah and his vehicle was found close to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, that's where the search for him has been centered. Having made little progress in the manhunt, Decker is hoping a fresh insight can refocus the investigation.

“We’re kind of hoping for some new leads or tips to give us a new direction in the case,” he says. “With him having a fairly sizeable head start on law enforcement it’s made the case extremely difficult. You know, somebody sees him, somebody knows something, they can let us know so we can bring him to justice.”

Two possible sightings of Bullinger have happened since the killings in June: one July 20 near Swan Valley in Bonneville County, and another August 3 along the Snake River in Fremont County.

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