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Mike Bullinger

Nationwide MANHUNT for suspect who reportedly left three women’s rotting, deceased bodies at his property

Authorities launched a nationwide manhunt for an Idaho farm owner who reportedly left three dead women in a shed at his recently-bought farmhouse. Police discovered the bodies on Monday.

ABC Columbia reports that Michael Bullinger, 60, is the primary person of interest in the three women’s deaths. According to Deputy Chief Marv Dashiell, all three of the bodies were found in a shed at Bullinger’s Caldwell farm, with a single bullet each to the head.

Bullinger was last seen in Ogden, Utah, around 10 days ago. He was driving a white 2007 Ford Focus, with license plate 129 UMP. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 240 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. Dashiell said he’s considered armed and dangerous.

“We would consider him armed and dangerous at this time. We have no idea where he would be at this time.”

Bullinger, a former pilot for Classic Aviation Services in Utah, most recently did contract work in Idaho. He’s married and planned to participate in a Valkyrie Riders rally with his wife in Montana, on June 26.

The Victims

Authorities said that the victims ranged in ages from teens to mid-5os. Police discovered them after a family member contacted authorities and asked them to perform a welfare check at his father’s home, according to the Idaho Statesman. Dashiell, who declined to elaborate any further on the victims, said that they had likely been dead between one to two weeks.

Authorities are waiting on the results of a DNA recognition test before they announce the victims’ identities. However, authorities did say that the victims’ descriptions matched three women that were connected to the property, but wouldn’t elaborate any further.

In addition to the three deceased women, detectives found dead birds and dogs on the property.

A neighbor told police she heard screams coming from Bullinger’s home on June 10 during the middle of the night. She claimed that when the screaming stopped, she wasn’t sure if she had imagined it or not, and assumed that if it was real, another neighbor would call for help.

Bullinger’s Wife

People who knew the couple said that the pair seemed happy, yet, Bullinger’s wife, Cheryl Baker, 57, is also missing. Her brother, Byron Baker, said he hadn’t heard from her in around 10 days. He also said one of Cheryl Baker’s friend received an odd text message from her this month. Byron Baker summed it up to mean his sister was planning on a long camping trip.

“Take care of my dogs. I don’t know if I’m coming back.”

Byron told police that he thought his sister and Bullinger lived alone. Reports of two other women possibly living at the farmhouse or somehow connected to it surprised him.

“I just don’t know what to believe. There are four people involved here. Three bodies and someone who covered the bodies.”

No Clear Motive

So far, Dashiell doesn’t know what the motive for the shootings may have been. The investigation continues. Check back with Crime Online as additional information becomes available.

[Feature Photo: Police Handout]