IDAHO FALLS — EastIdahoNews.com is partnering with CrimeHQ to take a closer look at the disappearance of DeOrr Kunz Jr.
The two-year-old from Idaho Falls vanished July 10, 2015, while visiting Timber Creek Campground in Lemhi County with his parents, Jessica Mitchell and Vernal DeOrr Kunz. DeOrr’s great-grandfather, Robert Walton, and Isaac Reinwand, a friend of Walton’s, were also on the trip.
There has been no sign of DeOrr since that day, and nobody has been charged in connection to his disappearance. Mitchell and Kunz were named suspects in January 2016 by former Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman but they have never been arrested or charged. The parents have claimed from the beginning that they do not know what happened to their son. Reinwand and Walton have also said they have no idea where the boy is. Walton died in June 2019.
CrimeHQ says its “the largest community of passionate true crime fans, experts, and creators in the world.” The website regularly hosts interactive events featuring experts, law enforcement officers, attorneys and others who work in crime professions.
Over the next several weeks, EastIdahoNews.com reporter Nate Eaton will discuss the DeOrr case during live video sessions on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Guests will include Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner, DeOrr’s grandmother, Trina Bates, and others. During the first session on May 6, Eaton will present a timeline of the case and answer questions from viewers.
CrimeHQ memberships are $6.99/month. The first three days are free and can be canceled at any time. More information can be found here.