Texas private investigator firm takes on DeOrr Kunz Jr. case
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IDAHO FALLS — A Texas firm has been retained to investigate the disappearance of DeOrr Kunz Jr.
Klein Investigations and Consulting of Nederland, Texas, said it has been hired to investigate the case starting Monday, Nov. 23, according to a news release.
The toddler went missing on July 10, near a campsite in Lemhi County. Despite numerous searches by local law enforcement and the FBI, investigators still don’t know what happened to the 2-year-old boy.
The firm said it agreed to take the case after fully reviewing it and visiting with family members.
“This case is a very sensitive and highly volatile case, which has many in the public very upset and vocal,” senior investigator Philip R. Klein said. “We want the public to know that we are coming into the case ‘cold’ with no preconceived ideas or notions. We will allow the evidence to take us where the evidence takes us.”
The firm is asking for the public’s help in the investigation. An information line has been established at (409) 729-8798 ex. 3. Tips can also be emailed to email@example.com.
EastIdahoNews.com reached out to the Kunz family on Monday.
“As a family we are going to do anything possible to find my son,” DeOrr Kunz Sr. said in a statement. “We have faith we will bring him home. We want answers to what happened that horrific day he went missing.”
The family had previously hired private investigator Frank Vilt, a retired U.S. marshal, to work the case. But that relationship ended earlier this year.