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Search Underway for Homicide Suspect in Bridger-Teton National Forest

The Teton County Wyoming Sheriff’s Office is searching for the suspect in a triple homicide in Bridger-Teton National Forest just east of Grand Teton National Park.

According to a Teton County press release, the homicide occurred early June in Caldwell, Idaho. An abandoned vehicle was discovered in a “remote campground” in Bridger-Teton, near the boundary of Grand Teton.

The investigation involves the Canyon County Idaho Sheriff’s Office, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Teton County Wyoming Emergency Management and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Cadaver and live-search dogs have been deployed as well.

Law enforcement is looking for suspect Gerald M. Bullinger, 60, who is believed to be armed and (possibly) dangerous. A picture of Mr. Bullinger is below, courtesy of the Teton County Wyoming Sheriff’s Office. From the press release:

Gerald M. Bullinger

All visitors and local residents are reminded to maintain situational awareness and always be alert to your surroundings. Be deliberate with your security and protection activities. If you see something, say something.

Anyone with information that may be related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Teton County Sheriff’s Office by calling or texting 911, or calling 307.733.2331.

This is an active investigation, and updates will be provided as the situation develops.

According to the Teton County Wyoming Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Bullinger is six-foot-one with grey hair and brown eyes, weighing 240 pounds. He was last seen wearing a ball cap.

About Sean Reichard

Sean Reichard is the editor of Yellowstone Insider and author of Yellowstone Insider For Families 2017.

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