These cold cases leave Idaho investigators stumped years after the original crime. Take a look at these 10 unsolved mysteries. Do you have information on any of these crimes?
Police still search for killers of Notus convenience store clerk, Christopher Reese.
A family hunt for arrowheads turned into a homicide investigation in Clark County. In 1979, the family stumbled upon a grave in an eastern Idaho cave. The grave contained only a torso in tattered clothing. More than a decade later, a family hiking in that same cave found human limbs. A head was never found.
A forensic team from Idaho State University linked both sets of remains, determining they belonged to a man in his 30s with brown hair, who was about six feet tall. Investigators say without a head, there is very little that can be determined about the cause of death or the man’s identity.
More than 35 years ago, a two-year-old Nampa boy vanished without a trace from his own backyard. The disappearance of Curtis Fair is a cold case that has baffled Nampa investigators for decades.
Police searched nearby canals, thinking Curtis may have drowned, but in the end, investigators say the most likely possibility is that someone abducted Curtis.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released an age-progressed composite of what Curtis Fair may look like today. If you have any information, call the Nampa Police Department at 208-465-2257.
In December 1982, a man dressed in western clothing wandered into Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Boise. He took his place in line to attend confession, but died while waiting.
Investigators say the man swallowed cyanide capsules, but many still wonder if he took the capsules voluntarily or was forced into it.
Investigators found cash along with a note requesting the money be used to pay for his funeral. It was signed “Wm L. Toomey,” but investigators found Wm L. Toomey was a Boston business that sold clothing for priest.
More than 30 years later, nobody knows the man's identity.
On March 16, 1983, two-year-old Jason Cannon was playing on the front porch of his family home. His mother walked inside briefly to grab a jacket for the boy. She returned minutes later to discover him missing.
Investigators with the Boise Police Department did an extensive search, but turned up nothing. After a thorough investigation, police believe a stranger kidnapped Jason.
At the time of his disappearance, Jason had dark blonde hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information about the case of Jason Keith Cannon should contact the Boise Police Department at 208-377-6606 or 208-377-6500.
In November 1999, not far from Rupert, Idaho, a man and his young son found a barrel in the sand dunes. Inside the barrel was a dead baby girl. Investigators say the baby had been burned and some of her limbs were missing. An autopsy showed that the baby, who became known as Baby X, was no more than four weeks old and had been dead for about five days.
Investigators say Baby X may have died from pneumonia and animals are probably to blame for the baby’s missing limbs. They say that Baby X appeared to be Hispanic, but have not found her parents or identified who put her in the barrel.
On June 2, 1999, Darwin Vest, participated in a trivia game with his buddies at the Frosty Gator in Idaho Falls, then walked to the Golden Crown Lounge. That was the last time he was seen.
Vest was an expert on spider, snake and plant poisons. Investigators say Vest had been drinking the night of his disappearance and suspected he fell into the Snake River. A witness reported seeing a body floating in the river the next morning, but a search did not turn up a body.
Vest had brown hair and blue eyes. He had a trimmed beard at the time of his disappearance. He would now be 66-years-old.
Police began investigating the murder of 18-year-old Angie Dodge on June 13, 1996. Dodge was living in an Idaho Falls apartment at the time of her rape and murder.
In March 2017, an eastern Idaho judge vacated the rape conviction of the man incarcerated for the crime after finding his DNA was not a match with evidence collected from the scene. The judge then released Chris Tapp on time served for the murder conviction.
Tapp was interrogated for hours shortly following Dodge’s murder. He eventually confessed, but DNA tells another story.
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The DNA evidence puts Idaho Falls Police back at square one. On May 3, 2017, investigators released a computer-generated composite of what Dodge’s killer could look like.
Anyone with information in the Angie Dodge case should contact the Idaho Falls Police Department at 208-529-1350.
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Ronie Parrott, 43-years-old, was last seen on August 25, 20105, purchasing a soda at Maverik store at 27th and Main Streets in Boise.
In February 2016, a woman walking her dogs in the Boise foothills came across human remains, which proved to be those of Ronie Parrott. Investigators say evidence shows Parrot’s body had been in the foothills since late August 2015.
In October 2016, Ada County Coroner, Dotti Owens, revealed Parrott died of multiple gunshot wounds to the head. Investigators with the Ada County Sheriff’s Office consider this case a homicide, but there have been no arrests.
Christopher Reese was working the graveyard shift at the Jackson's in Notus on December 17, 2014. Two masked men entered the store around 3 a.m.
One suspect is about 6 feet tall. The second man, who is about 5 feet 10 inches tall, had a handgun strapped to his belt and a two-wheeled dolly. They murdered Reese and used the dolly to steal the store’s safe. Police recovered Reese’s car and the safe just a few miles from the store.
The sheriff’s office has received hundreds of tips, but none have brought these killers to justice. Anyone with any information should call Crimestoppers at 343-COPS.