Suspect on Run After 3 Bodies Found on Property

Gerald 'Mike' Bullinger is 'person of interest' in the deaths of women in Idaho
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 2, 2017 10:45 AM CDT
Man Wanted in Triple Homicide Maybe Spotted Near Salt Lake
Gerald Bullinger   (Canyon County Sheriff's Office)

An Idaho man who's been on the lam for three weeks after authorities found the dead bodies of three women on his property may have been spotted five hours south near Salt Lake City. Authorities say they have a felony arrest warrant out for Gerald "Mike" Bullinger, a 60-year-old outfitter from Canyon County, Idaho, for failure to report the deaths of the three women, CNN reports. Canyon County Sheriff's Office spokesman Joe Decker says the three badly decomposed bodies were found in a shed on Bullinger's property during a welfare check on June 19. All three appear to have died from a single gunshot wound. On Friday, the Canyon County Coroner's Office identified one of the three women as Bullinger's wife, Cheryl Baker, 56.

Bullinger was last seen in Ogden, Utah, on June 11, but on Saturday the Idaho State police said they'd received a tip from a caller claiming they had seen Bullinger driving southbound on Interstate 15 near Salt Lake City, KTVB reports. Though the identities of the other two women have not been confirmed, the Idaho Statesman reports that Nadja Medley, 47, and her 14-year-old daughter, Payton, had recently moved to Bullinger's property. Friends say Bullinger and Medley had been dating for 18 months to two years. Authorities are now calling Bullinger a "person of interest" in the three homicides. (More Idaho stories.)

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