Three females were found dead from gunshot wounds to the head in a man’s Idaho farmhouse on Monday, and speculation is surfacing that he shared his home with a wife, a girlfriend, and the girlfriend’s daughter.
Authorities have yet to confirm the identity of the victims to the public, but friends and family members who lost touch with loved ones fear that they already know who they are.
Nadja Medley, 48, and Payton Medley, 14, moved to 216 KCID Road in Caldwell, Idaho, in May. According to friends and family who knew them, they moved in with Nadja’s 60-year-old boyfriend, Michael Bullinger, a married man who bought the farmhouse with his wife, Cheryl Baker, 57, in May.
Cheryl, Nadja, and Payton abruptly stopped contacting family and friends around two weeks ago, and there’s fear and speculation that they are the three bodies found in Bullinger’s shed on June 19.
One of Nadja Medley’s friends, who wishes to remain anonymous, spoke exclusively with Crime Online and confirmed that Nadja was indeed Bullinger’s girlfriend. The friend stated that the pair had been in a relationship for around two years before Najda and her daughter Payton moved to Idaho to live with the suspect.
According to the friend, Bullinger treated Payton as his daughter, and even taught her how to shoot a gun, as evident on a Facebook video. The friend, however, is worried that Bullinger may have shot with the victims with the same gun he taught Payton to use.
“I really hope that’s not the same gun he used on them.”
Bullinger is not yet charged with the three victims’ deaths, but police are searching for him as the primary “person of interest.” He was last seen 10 days ago in Ogden, Utah, driving a 2007 white Ford Focus with Utah license plate, 129 UMP.
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Meanwhile, mystery surrounds the living arrangements at the Idaho farmhouse. Cheryl Baker’s brother, Byron Baker, told authorities he thought his sister lived alone with Bullinger and that they seemed like a happy, content couple.
Friends of Nadja Medley stated that they had no idea Bullinger was married.
Bullinger, a former pilot for Classic Aviation Services in Utah, is said to be trained in outdoor survival. He stands around 6- feet-1 inch tall, weighs about 240 pounds, and has gray hair and brown eyes. Anyone with any information should call 911 immediately.
Check back with Crime Online as additional updates become available.
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