Tuesday, June 20, 2023

UPDATE: Shoshone County Coroner's Office identifies Kellogg victims

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Idaho State Police - District 1
615 West Wilbur Ave.
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83815
Office: (208) 209-8620
Fax: (208) 209-8619

For Immediate Release: 06/20/2023 at 3:50 p.m.
Direct media inquiries to the ISP Communications Director at 208-586-2209

UPDATE: Shoshone County Coroner's Office identifies Kellogg victims

(Updated: June 20, 2023 at 3:50 p.m.)
The Shoshone County Coroner's Office completed the notification process. The cause and manner of death for all four victims was homicide by gunshot. The deceased are identified as:
- Kenneth Guardipee (65 years old),
- Kenna Guardipee (41 years old),
- Devin Smith (18 years old), and
- Aiken Smith (16 years old).


UPDATE: Man charged with killing four neighbors in Kellogg, Idaho

(Updated: June 20, 2023 at 1:25 p.m.)
Detectives continue investigating the events that led to the June 18 shooting deaths of four individuals in Kellogg, Idaho. It is believed the incident happened after a dispute between neighbors occurred.

The 31-year-old male, Majorjon A. Kaylor, who was initially detained by law enforcement, has been charged with four counts of murder (Idaho Code 18-4003) and one count of burglary (Idaho Code 18-1401) in Shoshone County, Idaho.

After appropriate investigative and notification procedures occur, the Shoshone County Coroner's Office will release the identity of the four deceased, along with their cause and manner of death.

Public Records Requests (PRR) for court documents, such as the probable cause affidavit and the criminal complaint, should be submitted to the Magistrate's Deputy Clerk at revans@co.shoshone.id.us. Investigative records are exempt from disclosure (Idaho Code 74-124) and will not be released at this time.


UPDATE: Idaho State Police (ISP) detectives investigate the deaths of four individuals in Kellogg, Idaho

(Updated: June 19, 2023)
Detectives continue investigating the timeline and events that led to the shooting deaths of four individuals in the 500 block of West Brown Ave in Kellogg, Idaho, last night at around 7:20 p.m. The 31-year-old male initially detained by law enforcement was booked into the Shoshone County Jail on probable cause for murder.

"This is a tragic situation that will affect the Kellogg community. Detectives continue working to establish a timeline and what led to the shooting," said District 1 Investigations Lieutenant Paul Berger. "As this case will go through the judicial process, we are ensuring every angle is covered with a thorough investigation."

The Shoshone County Coroner's Office took custody of the four deceased and will release victim identities, along with the cause and manner of their deaths.

Investigators are releasing that the suspect is the neighbor of the victims. However, neither the relationships between the parties nor the suspect's motive will be confirmed by law enforcement until after the initial court appearance when records become available through the courts. Detectives are confident all parties in this homicide have been identified and do not believe there is an ongoing danger to the community.

ISP worked collaboratively with the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office, Kellogg Police Department, and the Shoshone County Prosecuting Attorney's Office throughout the night to investigate and obtain search warrants for this case.


Kellogg Idaho man detained in homicide investigation

(Original Release: June 18, 2023)
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Idaho State Police (ISP) is investigating an incident involving multiple deaths in Kellogg, Idaho, where a male has been detained.

At about 7:20 p.m. tonight, the Shoshone County dispatch center received a 911 call indicating multiple people had been killed inside a residence in the 500 block of West Brown Ave in Kellogg, Idaho. Law enforcement officers arrived, found four deceased individuals, and detained a 31-year-old male believed to be connected with the deaths.

The Kellogg Police Department requested ISP investigate the homicides, and detectives are enroute to the residence.

Law enforcement believes everyone connected with this incident are accounted for, and there is no additional threat to the community.

This is an emerging incident and no further information is available. No updates are expected to be released tonight.