New information in Meridian cold case murder investigation

Posted at 9:26 PM, Nov 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-15 14:05:22-05

New information on a killing that has baffled Treasure Valley police for more than two years.

A good Samaritan in the wrong place at the wrong time mysteriously ends up dead, leaving police with a whole room of suspects.

It was Saturday, April 19th, of 2014.  It was just before 2:00 am at the 127 Club in Meridian. That's when police say a man who apparently had too much to drink starts mouthing off to other patrons who just happen to members of a motorcycle gang. Fists started flying, and chaos breaks out. That's when 40 year old Dale West steps in and helps bouncers break up the fight. West leaves the bar, and goes to a friend's house in Boise where he complained of a headache. He laid down on a couch, and hours later, he was dead.

West's daughter Hailey still grieves and reflects on what could've been. "Just think about him not being able to see all of the accomplishments in life. Never going to get to see me graduate from college and you know his grandson is walking and talking. He was so excited to be a grandpa. He was just beside himself and that was taken away from him".

But with a newly released surveillance video of West walking to his car, police investigators are hoping someone will come forward with new information. Detective Eric Stoffle admits everything so far has lead them to a dead end. "Many of the witnesses who were there were unable to account for where Dale was or never saw him get hit. And then we have a group of witnesses that have refused to talk about what happened to police".

If you were at the 127 Club that night and know anything about this case, you are asked to call the Meridian Police Department, Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS.