BOISE -- The Oneida County Sheriff's Office is working with investigators with the Box Elder County Sheriff's Office in Utah on a triple homicide and served a search warrant at a Utah residence Thursday evening.
Oneida County Sheriff Jeff Semrad said no arrests were made. Investigators are continuing to contact potential witnesses and persons of interest. At this time, they are not saying whether any evidence connected to the homicides was found during the search.
The bodies of 61-year-old Brent L. Christensen, 32-year-old Trent Jon Christensen and 27-year-old Yavette Chivon Carter were discovered Friday outside Holbrook, a town of about 400 people just north of the Idaho-Utah state line. Investigators say the homicides occurred on Thursday, April 4.
Semrad believes this was not a random killing, and that the victims likely knew the killer or killers. He also says robbery does not appear to be a motive in the slayings.
A dogfighting and marijuana-growing operation was being run out of the rural ranch where the killings took place.
Cash and 38 marijuana plants worth $95,000 were found in the home.
An infant and 2-year-old child were unharmed.
The sheriff says 64 pit bulls found at the property were used for fighting. The dogs were brought to Boise for care and could be put up for adoption at a later date. One of the dogs had to be euthanized due to health issues.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Oneida County Sheriff's Office at 208-766-2251.