BOISE, Idaho -- Authorities in eastern Idaho are investigating the shooting deaths of two men and a woman whose bodies were found in a residence near Holbrook that contained a marijuana grow operation on property that also raised pit bulls.
The Oneida County Sheriff's Office describes the killings as a triple homicide that occurred sometime between Thursday afternoon and evening by someone who had some type of relationship with the victims, whose bodies were found Friday. Police said the general public is not in immediate danger.
The victims were identified Saturday as 61-Brent L. Christensen, 32-year-old Trent Jon Christensen and 27-year-old Yavette Chivon Carter. Authorities said a 2-month-old found under the arm of her deceased mother was unharmed, and that Carter was protecting the infant when she died. A 2-year-old was also found unharmed and both children have been turned over to family.
A dispatcher said the bodies of the victims have been taken to Pocatello where autopsies were planned Saturday.
Oneida County Sheriff Jeff Semrad told the Idaho State Journal the victims are a father, his son and the son's girlfriend. The bodies were discovered by a visitor to the property just outside Holbrook, a town of about 400 people just north of the Idaho-Utah state line.
About 70 pit bulls, ranging from puppies to adults, were also found. Police said the dogs were being raised for sale and for fighting. Police are asking for assistance in caring for the dogs.
Police are also asking anyone who attended a party at the home on March 31 to contact the Oneida County Sheriff's Office. Police said they are also looking for the drivers of two different tractor trucks with no trailers seen at the residence in the last week. One is described as blue with white, block style lettering, and the other as red. Police said the drivers are not suspects but might have information that could be helpful.
Assisting in the investigation are the Bannock County, Bingham County and Power County sheriff's offices and Blackfoot City Police and Idaho State Police. The Box Elder County Sheriff's Office in Utah is also helping.