An Idaho man, Jeremy Albert Best, suspected in connection with his wife’s death and the disappearance of their child, was discovered na*ked on the side of a road near his deceased infant by the police this week, according to authorities.
The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office revealed in a press release on Saturday that Best was found in a sleeping bag on the side of a road east of Idaho Falls after making “odd statements” earlier that morning. A group of hunters reported him to authorities, leading sheriff’s deputies to identify him as the same individual sought by the Teton County Sheriff’s Office.
Upon reaching the scene, authorities found Best’s black Chevy SUV down an embankment and his 10-month-old child, Zeke Best, who was tragically found dead. Best was placed in a patrol car, received treatment for injuries from Idaho Falls Ambulance, and has subsequently been booked in the Bonneville County Jail for his outstanding arrest warrant.
Bonneville County detectives, Idaho State Police, and the Teton County Sheriff’s Office are jointly conducting the investigation, with support from Idaho Falls Police detectives and the FBI, KBOI-TV reported.
The sheriff’s office stated, “Best will remain incarcerated until arraignment before the court,” expressing condolences to the victims’ families and emphasizing that more information about the case will be provided at an appropriate time as the investigation is ongoing.
Best’s arrest occurred two days after the discovery of his wife, Kali Jean Randall, found unresponsive by Teton County deputies in their home. Her death is being treated as a homicide after authorities responded to a call reporting a “disturbance” over the line.
Best is considered a suspect in connection with her death and the alleged kidnapping of baby Zeke, leading authorities to issue an Amber Alert for the infant. Kali’s brother, Brian Randall, described her as a “genuinely beautiful soul” and shared that she had previously worked as a veterinarian technician. Brian expressed shock, noting that he saw Best as “a normal guy,” unaware of any conflicts between the couple.
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