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Family member in Idaho killings visits place where bodies found

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017

Associated Press

CALDWELL, Idaho – Two months after the bodies of two women and a teen girl were discovered inside a shed on the property of an Idaho home, a family member of two of the victims entered the house.

Mark Medley visited Caldwell and said he walked inside the home where his sister-in-law, Nadja Medley, and niece, Payton Medley, were killed.

“It was extremely emotional, extremely stressful,” Mark Medley said. “It was sadness mostly, going through their personal belongings and finding things that reminded me of them.”

Medley said it is hard not to think about what happened to his family members weeks before their bodies were discovered decomposing in a shed.

Nadja and her daughter moved to Caldwell to be with Gerald Michael Bullinger, who is the suspect in the killings but has not been located by authorities, KTVB-TV reported.

The third victim was Bullinger’s wife, Cheryl Baker.

Nadja Medley “had no idea that he was married to his wife,” Medley said. “If she had, she never would have gotten involved with him and more so, she never would have moved up to Idaho with him.”

Nadja’s mother-in-law contacted the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office on June 20 about not being able to reach Nadja and Payton. Since then, the family has been trying to understand why the killings happened.

“Why wouldn’t you just leave them alone?” Medley asked. “Why in the world would you go this far with what you did? What was your motive?”

Medley said he wants to make sure no one forgets what happened and that people try to identify Bullinger.

Bullinger is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder in addition to a previous charge of failure to report a death.

Officials have said Bullinger is considered armed and dangerous.

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