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Police: Suspect in Idaho woman's death has killed himself

Idaho County investigators said Wednesday that Billy Jack Jones is the likely killer of LeAnna Maree Bailey.
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Billy Jack Jones

GRANGEVILLE, Idaho — Authorities in northern Idaho say DNA evidence links the killing of a 58-year-old woman to a 47-year-old Elk City man who killed himself after being questioned by police and scheduled for a polygraph test. 

Idaho County investigators said Wednesday that Billy Jack Jones is the likely killer of LeAnna Maree Bailey.

Authorities tell the Lewiston Tribune that DNA evidence, including material under Bailey's fingernails, linked Jones to the September killing. 

Bailey was reported missing in mid-September. Her body was found shortly after inside the back of her vehicle that had gone over an embankment. 

Jones killed himself in October as police appeared to be closing in.

Credit: ICSO
LeAnna Maree Bailey

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