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Investigation ongoing 6 years after Christopher Reese murder

Christopher Reese murder suspects
Christopher Reese suspect
Christopher Reese suspect
Posted at 11:30 AM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 10:00:06-05

NOTUS, Idaho — The Canyon County Sheriff's Office is still looking for the people who shot and killed Christopher Reese at a Jackson's Food Store in Notus six years ago. Reese was 25 at the time and was working the night shift.

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Two people entered the store early in the morning on December 17, 2014, and shot and killed Reese, according to police. They then used a handcart to remove a safe from behind the counter and stole Reese's vehicle from the parking lot. The safe and the vehicle were found a few hours later off Purple Sage Road, north of Caldwell.

Canyon County Sheriff's Office is still investigating the homicide as a high-priority case. A news release says detectives have followed up on over 1,000 tips and leads over the past six years, but the suspects have not been found yet.

“My heart continues to go out to the family and friends of Mr. Reese, and I want nothing more than to bring them the closure they so desperately need,” said Sheriff Kieran Donahue. “This was almost certainly a planned, meticulous attack, and not some random act of violence like many of the homicides we see in this area. That’s why finding these two suspects and holding them accountable to the fullest extent of the law remains the number one priority for my office.”

One suspect was carrying an assault rifle and dressed in a camouflage jacket and gray hooded sweatshirt. They are described as around six feet tall with a medium to thick build. The second suspect is around 5'10 with a medium to thick build and was wearing jeans and a dark-colored sweatshirt. Police say the second person also appeared to have a handgun holstered on their side.

Both suspects were wearing masks and tan/brown colored military-style boots. The release says investigators have not ruled out if any other people may have been involved with the homicide.

Jackson’s Food Store has offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of those responsible. Anyone with information is urged to please contact the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office at (208) 454-7531 or Crime Stoppers at (208) 343-COPS