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Sheriff clarifies remarks on Deorr Kunz ‘search suspension’

DeOrr Kunz Jr.

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LEADORE – Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn D. Bowerman posted an update on Facebook Thursday morning concerning the search for missing Idaho Falls toddler DeOrr Kunz, Jr.

On Monday, the sheriff’s office told media the search had been suspended. They later clarified that the volunteer search had been suspended, but authorities have never stopped searching.

In the message, he writes:

“We are currently at the location of the missing two year old and have never suspended our search. We are again diving the reservoir looking for any sign of DeOrr. We have representatives from the National Association of Missing and Exploited Children, assisting our organization. We are asking the public at this point, to “not” come to the scene as it will hamper our investigation. If anyone has information please call the Idaho Fusion Center in Meridian at 208-846-7676, as they are categorizing our tips for us, and assisting us in our investigation. We are still looking for a missing child and that is the focus of our investigation. All speculation at this time is not positive to our investigation, however, we will continue to look and will direct our investigation to include all possibilities, at a later time. Thanks to everyone for their concerns and prayers. We too, want to find DeOrr, and will do everything possible to bring this investigation to a conclusion.”

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