Triple homicide in Holbrook, Idaho, under investigation
The Onieda County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a triple homicide in the small community of Holbrook, Idaho, at a residence about 20 miles west of Malad, Idaho, and 10 miles north of Snowville.
A press release said police were called to the scene about 1 p.m. on Friday, April 5, and found the bodies of two males and one female, identified as Brent Christensen, 61, his son Trent John Christensen, 32, and Trent’s girlfriend, Yavette Chevon Carter, 27, all residents of the home. Officers also found a two-year-old child and a two-month-old infant cradled under the female’s arms.
Investigation of the scene deterimined the murders had taken place Thursday afternoon or early evening.
Also on the property, law enforcement officers found 50-70 pit bulls and puppies used for breeding and fighting, as well a a marijuana growing operation.
Oneida County Sheriff Jeff Semrad said it is believed that these were not random killings and the general public is not in danger.
He is asking that anyone who attended the Easter party at the Christensen residence on Sunday, March 30, contact his office, 208-766-2251. Invesigators are also looking for the drivers of two semi tractors (no trailers) who were seen at the residence. One is a blue tractor with white block lettering and the second is a red tractor. While they are not now suspect in the case, officers would like to speak to the drivers.
Oneida County is being assisted by law enforcement officers from Ada, Bingham and Power counties in Idaho, the Idaho State police, Blackfoot City police and the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Department.