Authorities are looking for an Idaho man on the run who’s accused of killing his wife, girlfriend, and her daughter. Authorities charged the suspect with felony homicide on Tuesdday after officials made positive identification on all of the victims.
Gerald ‘Mike’ Bullinger is charged with murdering his his wife, Cheryl Baker (pictured lower left), 57, his girlfriend, Nadja Medley (pictured upper right), 48, and her daughter, Payton Medley (pictured upper left), 14. All three victims were found in a shed at Bullinger’s newly-bought home in Caldwell, Idaho. Each victim had a single gunshot wound to the head on June 19. Bullinger fled the scene and remains on the run.
Sources said that Bullinger was having an affair with Medley, and moved her and her daughter into his Idaho home while his wife stayed behind in Ogden, Utah, to sell their previous home. Apparently, Baker made a “surprise visit” to Bullinger in Idaho, where she discovered he was living with Nadja and Payton Medley.
The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office announced that they charged Bullinger with felony homicide after a medical examiner made positive identifications on all three victims. Medley and her daughter didn’t have dental records available, and it took almost two months for the medical examiner to get a DNA match on the pair. Baker was identified last month via dental records. Previously, authorities said that Bullinger, a retired pilot, was only a person of interest.
Authorities announced that Bullinger likely drove Baker’s car away from the crime scene. On July 12, authorities found her Ford Focus “in a remote campground in the Bridger-Teton National Forest” in Moran, Wyoming. Police said he was likely there a few weeks before someone called in the abandoned vehicle. Bullinger evaded captures. He was later spotted on July 20, when a witness reportedly saw him in Eastern Idaho’s Swan Valley. Authorities searched the area but couldn’t find him.
Bullinger stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 240 pounds, with gray hair and brown eyes. He’s considered dangerous and should not be approached. Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.
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