Ted, Elaine and Tom Welp were remembered in a funeral mass Wednesday afternoon at St. Paul’s Catholic Student Center on the Boise State University campus.
Authorities say the three -- father, mother and 52-year-old son -- were killed at their Boise Foothills home on North Cartwright Road some time between March 8 and March 10, when their bodies were discovered. No one has yet been charged in their murders, though a Nampa man, Adam Dees, is accused of using their credit cards to buy a number of items in stores around Boise. He remains in the Ada County Jail on $2 million bond. The Ada County Sheriff's Office released no new information on the case Wednesday.
James Nesci, Ted and Elaine Welp’s son-in-law, read a statement from the family before Wednesday’s service:
“We are devastated and filled with a sadness deeper than any words may express.
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"Three beloved family members were taken from us, tragically killed in their home the reasons for which we will never comprehend.
“Today, we honor Ted’s optimism and spirit, Elaine’s nurturing ways, and Tom’s enthusiasm for life.
“We miss them very much, but recognize that they would want us to continue on, as they would, loving, living and giving.
“From near and far, we have been surrounded by support of family and friends.
“Finally, we thank the Ada County Sheriff’s Office and Prosecutor’s Office for their compassion and professionalism.
“We have a long road ahead of us and trust them to bring justice on behalf of Ted, Elaine, and Tom.”