May 19th, 2022

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE (5/19):
RE: Homicide Investigation. 
     The investigation into the Homicide of 36 year old Morey P. Pelton on May 13th is still active and Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies are continuing to seek help from the public.  Specifically, anyone who may have been in the area of the Lane Clark Rest Area on Hwy 26 East of Ririe (approx. Mile Post 356) between the hours of 8pm last Thursday May 12th and 6:30am last Friday May 13th. 
     Anyone in the area during those times, or anyone with tips and information about this crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers online at www.IFcrime.org or submit a tip thru the P3tips app on your mobile device.  A $5000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of individual(s) involved with this crime.  
     Tips and information can also be submitted by calling the Idaho Fusion Center Tip Line at 1-833-445-2092 or Bonneville County Dispatch at 208-529-1200. 
     Detectives have been investigating multiple tips and leads received since Mr. Pelton was discovered last Friday morning (May 13th), however no further information is available at this time.  
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May 16th, 2022

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE (5/16)

     The investigation in to the Homicide death of 36 year old Morey P. Pelton continues and Detectives are following up on a number of leads.  The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for tips and information from anyone who was in the area of the Lane Clark Rest Area on Hwy 26 East of Ririe between the hours of 8pm on Thursday May 12th and 6:30am on Friday May 13th.  

     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. 

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May 13th, 2022

UPDATED PRESS RELEASE

RE: Homicide Investigation

Victim:  Morey P. Pelton, 36 of Jefferson County

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     Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies are seeking the public’s help as the investigation of a man found at the Lane Clark Rest Area on Hwy 26 East of Ririe continues. Deputies were called to the rest area at 6:30am this morning, where they discovered 36 year old Morey P. Pelton of Jefferson County had been killed.  

     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.  

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May 13th, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

RE: Suspicious Death

 

     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 6:30am this 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 4:30pm last night (May 12th) and 6:30am this 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.