BOISE, Idaho – Prosecutors have charged a missing Utah man with three counts of first-degree murder after two additional bodies found in a shed near a rural Idaho farmhouse were identified as a woman and her 14-year-old daughter.
They and a third victim, the suspect’s wife, were all from Ogden, Utah.
Authorities say 48-year-old Nadja Medley, her daughter Payton Medley, and 57-year-old Cheryl Baker had each been shot once and their bodies hidden in the shed outside a Caldwell, Idaho home that Baker had recently purchased with her husband, Gerald Michael Bullinger.
Bullinger, a 60-year-old pilot and outfitter, has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt since the bodies were found in mid-June. The bodies were badly decomposed, but a coroner was able to identify Baker on June 30. The other two identifications were made Tuesday morning, after test results from DNA and bone marrow were complete.
Authorities have released few details about the crime, but said Bullinger should be considered armed and dangerous.
“In our opinion, he has shown a propensity to commit violence,” Canyon County Sheriff Kiernan Donahue said during a press conference Tuesday afternoon.
His car was found July 12 in a remote campground near the Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. Donahue said Tuesday that the department has been receiving tips nearly every day.
Still, he said, to his knowledge no one has actually seen Bullinger in recent weeks. Bullinger is a trained pilot but so far, investigators have received no indication that he flew someplace or left the country, the sheriff said.
“Three weeks in a case like this, that’s a big jump on law enforcement,” Donahue said during a…