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Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate suspicious death

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Law Enforcement officers and others gather at the Lane Clark Hill Rest Area east of Ririe.
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A suspicious death is being investigated at the Lane Clark Hill Rest Area on Hwy 26 east of Ririe. May 13, 2022
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BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (KIFI) - UPDATE 5/15/22: The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office reports the investigation in to the homicide death of 36-year-old Morey P. Pelton continues as detectives are following up on a number of leads.

The sheriff’s office is still looking for tips and information from anyone who was in the area of the Lane Clark Rest Area on Highway 26 East of Ririe between the hours of 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 12 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, May 13.

Anyone who was in that area between those times is asked to call the Idaho Fusion Center Tipline at 1-833-445-2092, or Bonneville County Dispatch at 208-529-1200. Anonymous tips and information can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at www.IFcrime.org or the P3tips app on your mobile device. A $5000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of the individual(s) involved in this Homicide.

No further information is available at this time.


UPDATE 5/13/22: Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a suspicious death of a Jefferson County man, at the Lane Clark Hill Rest Area, on Hwy 26 East of Ririe.

At 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, dispatch received a report of what appeared to be a deceased subject near a parked vehicle in the lower parking lot. The Sheriff's Office has identified the victim as 36-year-old, Morey P. Pelton of Jefferson County.

The Sheriff's Office says, "Deputies are asking anyone with information about this crime, or anyone who was in the area of the Lane Clark Rest Area on Hwy 26 (approx. Mile Post 356) between 8:00pm last night (May 12th) and 6:30am this morning, to contact Deputies immediately by calling 208-529-1200. Tips and information can also be sent to Crime Stoppers online at  www.ifcrime.org or through the P3tips app on your mobile device, or by calling the Idaho Fusion Center Hotline at 1-833-445-2092."

Crime Stoppers has offered a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest of individual(s) involved in this crime.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating a suspicious death at the Lane Clark Hill Rest Area on Hwy 26 (Approx. Mile Post 356) East of Ririe.  

At 6:30 a.m. Friday morning, dispatch received a report of what appeared to be a deceased subject near a parked vehicle in the parking lot.  

A large portion of the Rest Area is closed at this time while detectives collect evidence and process the scene.

The Bonneville County Coroners Office is also assisting at the scene.  

The sheriff’s office is asking for anyone with information or anyone who may have been in the area between 4:30 p.m Thursday and 6:30 a.m. Friday morning to contact our dispatch at 208-529-1200, report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at www.ifcrime.org or on the P3tips app on your mobile device, or contact the Idaho Fusion Center Tipline at 1-833-445-2092. 

The investigation is ongoing and further information will be updated at a later time. 

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