Nevada correctional officer found dead in Idaho

Posted at 11:10 AM, Jul 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-19 13:10:16-04

A Nevada correctional officer suspected of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend has been found dead in Idaho.

Authorities said Wednesday that 41-year-old Christopher Gerard Caggiano died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was found inside his car in Lava Hot Springs, a city in southeast Idaho, after people reported the vehicle hadn’t moved for days.

Police have said the one-time couple’s two young children discovered the body of their mother, 32-year-old Cheri Louise Anaya of Bakersfield, California.

Police say she had been staying at Caggiano’s Las Vegas home last week temporarily -- and that they had argued before her death.

Caggiano was most recently assigned to the High Desert State Prison in Indian Springs, about forty miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Police say the children were taken in by relatives.

(by Associated Press)