Parents Persons of Interest Not Suspects in Missing Toddler Case
SALMON, Idaho (KTVB) – We have some new details on the search for a missing toddler near Leadore, Idaho. Two-year-old DeOrr Kunz Jr. went missing back on July10 while on a camping trip with his family. Also on that trip was the boy's great-grandfather and his friend. The boy's mother confirmed to KTVB the name of the friend.
He is 35-year-old Isaac Reinwand. Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman did confirm to EastIdahoNews.com that Reinwand was at the campsite alongside DeOrr's parents, when the boy went missing. Bowerman also confirmed that Reinwand, as well as the boy's parents Jessica Mitchell and DeOrr Kunz are persons of interest in the case because they were at the scene.
They are not being called suspects at this time. The sheriff says the great-grandfather is not considered a suspect due to his declining physical and mental health. The Idaho State Repository shows Reinwand was charged with felony rape in 2006, but was then amended down to misdemeanor domestic battery.
EastIdahoNews.com was able to speak briefly with Reinwand on Monday. Reinwand told them that DeOrr was with him and the great-grandfather before he went missing. He declined any further comments. The Lemhi County Sheriff's Office says they're continuing their investigation.