Police locate vehicle in Payette homicide; search for suspect continues
Payette County Sheriff Chad Huff says the turquoise 2002 Honda Passport that reportedly left the scene of a Payette homicide has now been located.
In a news release, Huff says the vehicle was found abandoned in Payette Thursday night. No details were given.
“Idaho State Police forensic personnel will be processing the vehicle for evidence after a warrant has been obtained, possibly sometime today,” Huff said in the Friday news release.
Police are still looking for Michael Joseph Culley (pictured).
Huff says Culley is now considered a suspect in the homicide that took place Wednesday, when the body of 45-year-old Elizabeth Ann Baune was found in her home north of Payette. According to the Sheriff's office, Elizabeth Baune’s preliminary cause of death resulted from multiple stab wounds to the head and chest.
Police say Culley was one of several roommates living with the victim..
Culley is 24 years old and described as 6’2”, 220 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. His last known physical address was 1619 Baker Lane in Payette, Idaho.
“He should be considered dangerous, so don’t approach him; contact your local law enforcement or the Payette County Sheriff’s Office at 208-642-6006(ext. 0),” Huff added.