A law enforcement officer found the bodies about 11 a.m. Monday after responding to a welfare check at the small farmhouse on the outskirts of Caldwell, Canyon County Chief Deputy Marv Dashiell said.
A family member asked for the welfare check because the occupants of the home had not been seen for some time. The deputy who responded noticed some things that didn’t look quite right, Dashiell said, and found the bodies after he started looking more closely around the property.
The state of the bodies indicated foul play, Dashiell said. “Three dead bodies lying side by side is kind of an indicator to us that something is wrong with the scene,” he said.
The remains were partially covered, as if someone had tried to hide them, Canyon County sheriff’s spokesman Joe Decker said. More here.