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DeOrr Kunz Jr.: Search dogs give ‘hard alert’ for human remains near spot where 2-year-old was last seen 4 years ago, investigator says

Authorities in Idaho are reportedly converging on a spot at a campground in Lemhi County in connection with a years-long search for a young boy who disappeared from the area.

According to KTVB, two search dogs were deployed as part of private investigator David Marshburn’s work on behalf of the missing boy’s family.

He said he used his dogs, noting that he allowed them a few days to get used to the higher altitude before sending them out to search the Timber Creek Campground.

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According to Marshburn, they signaled what he called “a hard alert” for human remains in one particular area of the location, noting the dogs are trained not to react to animals.

Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner was reportedly with the private investigator for these searches and in subsequent searches, his own cadaver dog alerted in the same general area.

While Marshburn noted that another human body could have been at the location and he would not reveal whether law enforcement has actually uncovered any human remains, he believes he has led officials to DeOrr Kunz Jr.

“I feel it, the closure that everybody needed,” he added.

There have been no charges filed in connection with the boy’s disappearance as of the latest updates available. Police say the campground will be closed for several days beginning Friday for additional investigation.

A statement from the sheriff’s office confirmed the closure, but noted that the case remains ongoing and all official updates would come through its press releases.

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[Featured image: DeOrr Kunz Jr., Facebook]