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Teton County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Info From Pacific Creek Campers

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is asking recent campers in Bridger-Teton National Forest to contact them regarding the office’s ongoing manhunt.

Earlier this week, we reported the Sheriff’s Office was searching for the suspect in a triple homicide after an abandoned vehicle was found in Bridger-Teton, just east of Grand Teton National Park. The homicide took place in early June in Caldwell, Idaho.

According to the report, officials are looking for Gerald M. Bullinger, 60, who is possibly armed and dangerous. A picture of Mr. Bullinger is below, courtesy of the Teton County Sheriff’s Office. Bullinger is six-foot-one with grey hair and brown eyes, weighing 240 pounds. He may be wearing a baseball cap.

Gerald M. Bullinger

According to the Casper Star Tribune, anyone who stayed in the Pacific Creek Campground between June 1 and July 17 should call 307-733-2311. Residents are also encouraged to call 3-7-733-2311 or 911 if they spot Bullinger. From the Trib:

Bullinger is wanted in connection to the deaths of his wife, Cheryl Baker, a teen girl and another adult woman. On June 19, a sheriff’s deputy found the three dead of single gunshot wounds in a shed on a property owned by Bullinger and Baker in Caldwell, Idaho.

All three bodies were decomposing and investigators are still working to identify the two other victims.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is working with officials with the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Teton County Emergency Management, the FBI and the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office of Idaho.

Authorities are patrolling the area and are using dogs in the search, the release states.

The forest service closed the Pacific Creek Campground, the area around Enos Lake and the Lava Creek, Box Creek and Clear Creek trails for the duration of the search, according to a news release. The Pacific Creek Road is closed at the national forest’s boundary.

It is not known when the campgrounds will reopen. For more information, please call the Blackrock Ranger Station at 307-543-3900.

About Sean Reichard

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

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