Sheriff’s deputies found Justice Marie Gump, 25, dead early Wednesday when they responded to a report of an SUV crashing into a telephone pole at the entrance to Meadows Mobile Park, Elmore County Sheriff Mike Hollinshead said.
The woman was found slumped over in the seat around 6:25 a.m.
Anthony Alan Johnson, 30, is wanted in connection with Gump’s death, the sheriff said. Johnson is about 6 feet tall, weighs 230 pounds and has blue eyes; he has brown hair but Hollinshead said his head might be shaved now, as it was when he was younger.
The initial report of the car crash came at 6:11 a.m. on Airbase Road, but it is unclear how long the car had been there, Hollinshead said.
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Gump’s death immediately appeared suspicious, Hollinshead said, and by noon all signs pointed to foul play. Her cause of death has not been disclosed and the sheriff did not disclose whether Gump had any apparent trauma or wounds.
He also did not say whether Johnson knew the victim or what a motive might have been. Johnson has no criminal record, he said.
The public should consider Johnson armed and dangerous, he said, and they are asked to call 911 or local law enforcement immediately with any information about Johnson’s whereabouts.
The Idaho State Police is assisting in the investigation.