Earlier this week, three dead women were found in the shed of Gerald Michael Bullinger, a missing Idaho man. Now, official have launched a nationwide search for Bullinger, who is a person of interest related to the death of the victims.
According to People, the women are believed to have been killed two weeks ago. They were each shot once. Their identities are currently unknown.
Bellinger has no known motive for the killings. He was last seen in Utah around the time the victims were estimated to have died. A warrant for failing to report the three deaths on his property has been issued for his arrest.
Bellinger's wife, Cheryl Baker, is also missing. The last known communication from is a text message sent to a friend that reads, “Take care of my dogs. I don’t know if I’m coming back.” It is possible that one of the unidentified bodies is that of Baker.
The property where the bodies were discovered was recently purchased by Bellinger — the couple appeared to be moving into it around the time the women were killed. Officers were responding to a welfare check, requested from family members of Bellinger and Baker who had not heard from the two in a few days. Also discovered by police were dead birds and dogs, believed to be family pets. A neighbor reported hearing a gunshot around 10 days ago.
“I just don’t know what to believe,” said Baker’s brother, Bryon Baker. “There are four people involved here. Three bodies — and someone who covered the bodies.”
Police say that Bullinger is likely driving a white 2007 Ford Focus with the Utah license plate 129UMP. He is described as 6 feet 1 inches tall and weighs an estimated 240 lbs., with gray hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is encouraged to call the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office at 208-454-7531.
[Photo: Canyon County Sheriff]