Twin Falls County to Help in Search of Missing Toddler
TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KLIX)- Twin Falls County deputies are headed to Lemhi County to help in the search for a missing toddler. According to the Twin Falls County Sheriff's Spokesperson Lori Stewart four deputies will help look for 2 year old toddler DeOrr Kunz Jr., who went missing while camping with family near Salmon, Idaho.
Twin Falls County Sheriff Tom Carter is sending Chief Deputy Don Newman, Lt. Daron Brown, Sgt. Dave Benefiel, and Sgt. Jake Benson will be traveling early Wednesday. They will be taking two drones, a Razor, and two 4-wheelers to use in the search.
Newman and Benefiel will be piloting the drones, Benson has a good knowledge of the search area, and Lt. Brown’s has vast experience leading search and rescue efforts.
Kunz went missing on July 10. A missing person report was filed at about 2:30 p.m., and crews using a helicopter and search dogs immediately began looking for the boy.
Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman says the parents are not suspects. Investigators say they haven’t ruled out an abduction by strangers or possible involvement by wild animals.