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Man arrested for murder in connection to body found at rest stop

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IDAHO FALLS — A Swan Valley man has been arrested in connection to a murder that happened at a rest stop east of Ririe.

Randy Michael Larkin, 58, was taken into custody Friday for the murder of 36-year-old Morey Pelton, according to a news release from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office. Larkin was indicted by a Bonneville County grand jury Thursday.

Pelton’s body was found on May 13 at the Lane Clark Rest Area on Highway 26 between Ririe and Swan Valley.

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Idaho State Police, Bannock County Sheriff’s Office, Pocatello Police, Chubbuck Police and Idaho Falls Police assisted in finding and apprehending Larkin at a residence in Chubbuck. He was taken to the Bonneville County Jail and booked on a $1 million bond for a first-degree murder warrant.

Larkin is expected to appear in court next week.

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