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Reward offered for information about death at eastern Idaho rest area

The Bonneville Co. Sheriff's Office is asking for tips about what happened to a man found dead Friday morning east of Ririe.

BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho — The death of a man found Friday morning in the parking lot of an eastern Idaho rest area is being investigated as homicide, and a $5,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office said Friday night that the deceased man has been identified as Morey P. Pelton, who was 36 years old and lived in Jefferson County. Pelton's body was found near a parked car at the Lane Clark Hill Rest Area, located east of Ririe on Highway 26.

Deputies were called to the rest area at about 6:30 a.m. Friday, and discovered that Pelton had been killed, the sheriff's office said.

The Bonneville County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone with information about Pelton's killing or anyone who may have been in the area of the Lane Clark Hill Rest Area between 8 p.m. Thursday, May 12, and 6:30 a.m. Friday, May 13, to contact Bonneville County dispatch at 208-529-1200.

Information may be reported anonymously by contacting East Idaho Crime Stoppers, or by calling the Idaho Fusion Center Tipline at 1-833-445-2092.

Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons involved.

Credit: KIFI

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