Manhunt for murder suspect extends into popular Wyoming wilderness areas

The search for a man wanted in connection with a triple homicide in Idaho has extended to Wyoming’s Bridger-Teton National Forest, near Grand Teton National Park.

Gerald “Mike” Bullinger, 60, is the focus of a manhunt involving multiple state and federal agencies. Bullinger, a heavyset gray-haired man who stands 6 feet 1, is considered to be armed and dangerous.

Grand Teton National Park visitors are asked to be on the lookout for Gerald “Mike” Bullinger, who is sought by state and federal authorities. Photo: Courtesy of Wikipedia

A 2007 white Ford Focus belonging to one of three women murdered in early June in Caldwell, Idaho, was discovered last Wednesday in Bridger-Teton National Forest. The car was parked at the Pacific Creek Campground, near the Grand Teton National Park border, and might have been there since late June.

According to the Casper Star-Tribune, a thorough search of the region was launched Monday.

Visitors are asked to exercise caution and to report anyone who might appear to be suspicious.

On Monday, Grand Teton National Park tweeted a special bulletin and mug shot of Bullinger, asking visitors to “be on the lookout for this man,” who was last seen wearing a baseball cap.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office is coordinating the search effort, which involves the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the FBI. Live-search and cadaver dogs are being used in the manhunt.

Pacific Creek Campground and several nearby trails are temporarily closed, according to WPVI.

Bullinger is wanted in connection with the murders of his wife, a teenage girl and an adult woman. Their bodies were discovered June 19 at a Caldwell home owned by Bullinger.

Anyone with information that could be helpful to the investigation is asked to dial 911, or telephone the Teton County Sheriff’s Office at (307) 733-2331.

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