Man Dead After Confessing To Killing Woman In Eastern Idaho


By Paul Johnson

BANNOCK COUNTY, Idaho - (KIFI-TV) - The standoff near the Fort Hall Reservation ended Wednesday night, and the man who confessed to killing a Pocatello woman is dead.
Bannock County Sheriff Lorin Nielson said Bodee Paul told detectives today he killed a missing Pocatello woman. He said he had buried the body of Angelea "Leah" Shultz, a mother of two.
Deputies spent hours Wednesday trying to talk Paul out of his pickup, and he left the vehicle several times, but finally exited it with a gun and shot at officers. They returned fire, and Paul was killed.
The search for Shultz's body will begin first thing in the morning. Reservation and Philbin roads were to be reopened as soon as the crime scene has been secured. As of 10:30p.m. the area had not been reopened.
Police from several local jurisdictions had responded to the situation.

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