Idaho State Journal: Leads Sparse a Year After East Idaho Triple Murder

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More than 60 pit bulls were rescued from the makeshift breeding farm in Oneida County where a triple murder took place last April. Nursed back to health by the Idaho Humane Society in Boise, a year later many have been adopted. A reunion was held last week with 19 adoptive families and their dogs, the Idaho State Journal reported. - IDAHO HUMANE SOCIETY
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  • More than 60 pit bulls were rescued from the makeshift breeding farm in Oneida County where a triple murder took place last April. Nursed back to health by the Idaho Humane Society in Boise, a year later many have been adopted. A reunion was held last week with 19 adoptive families and their dogs, the Idaho State Journal reported.

More than a year later, and mysteries still surround a shocking triple murder at a pit bull breeding farm in Oneida County.

The crime, which stunned law enforcement and community members alike, was first reported in early April 2013 when police in the small town of Holbrook discovered 61-year-old Brent Christensen, his 32-year-old son Trent Christensen and his son's 27-year-old girlfriend Yavette Carter dead from gunshot wounds. A 2-year-old and a 2-month-old were discovered unharmed on the scene, which included more than 60 pit bulls and a marijuana growing operation on property surrounded by an 8-foot-high privacy fence.

The Idaho State Journal, marking the one-year anniversary of the killings, published a detailed update of the ongoing investigation in its Sunday, April 13 edition.

According to the Journal, detectives working the case still put in 12- to 14-hour days fitting together more than 200 pieces of evidence that have been sent to the FBI for analysis. Despite the high-profile nature of the crime, leads have been few and far between, but not absent—just last week detectives were in California working an angle in the case and a bigger break may be in the offing.