Law enforcement found three dead bodies Monday morning on the property of a small Caldwell farmhouse that’s surrounded by trees and outbuildings.
The Canyon County Sheriff’s Office went to the home at 216 S. Kcid Road for a welfare check about 11 a.m. Monday.
Canyon County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Marv Dashiell said it was apparent that someone had attempted to hide the bodies outside the home, which is near the U.S. 20-26 intersection.
Law enforcement have not disclosed a cause of death, but said the bodies were beginning to decompose. It’s not clear how long the people have been dead, though some time has passed since they died. The victims’ genders and ages haven’t been released.
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According to county records, the property had changed ownership in May. It is in the Canyon County Sheriff’s Office’s jurisdiction, but is surrounded by Caldwell subdivisions.
Dashiell said he couldn’t confirm if the people found dead lived in the home, nor did he know if the home was a rental.
Autopsies are scheduled for Tuesday morning, according to Canyon County spokesman Joe Decker.
Dashiell said there are no suspects or persons of interest so far, but the investigation is ongoing. The person who requested the welfare check about the residents has been questioned.
Reporters Audrey Dutton and Cynthia Sewell contributed to this report.