A former Pocatello police officer has been taken into custody in the deaths of a couple believed to be his parents, Nampa police say.
Police said they discovered the bodies of two people believed to be Paul Robert Taylor, 76, and Mary Jane Taylor, 77, Thursday night in the 1900 block of West Flamingo Ave. Police are investigating the deaths as homicides.
William Paul Taylor, 48, was taken into custody early Friday morning on unrelated charges in Deschutes County, Oregon. William Taylor’s last known residence was his parents’ home.
William Taylor served as a Pocatello police officer from October 1991 through December 1996, Nampa police said in a news release. He served in the Nampa police reserve in 1990 and 1991.
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William Taylor was being held on $1 million bond on a warrant for failure to report a death, plus other charges, police said. An autopsy is scheduled for early next week.