The famous missing child case caught the attention of Baby Deorr Parents after he mysteriously disappeared from a camping trip, making them prime suspects.
On July 10, 2015, around 2:40 p.m., 2-year-old DeOrr Kunz Jr. mysteriously disappeared while camping in Lemhi County, Idaho.
The baby was traveling with his parents Jessica Mitchell and DeOrr Kunz Sr., his great-grandfather Bob Walton, and Walton’s friend Isaac Reinwand.
The victim’s parents believed his grandfather, Robert Walton, observed DeOrr Jr. at Timber Creek Campground. Meanwhile, Robert thought about the sacrifice with his parents and Isaac.
Although it’s been more than five years, since that day there has been no sign of DeOrr and no one has been charged in his disappearance.
In January 2016, former Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman suspected his parents, Mitchell and Kunz Sr., but they were never arrested or charged and the case remains open.
Who are Baby Deorr’s parents, Jessica Mitchell and Vernal DeOrr Kunz?
Two-year-old Deorr Kunz Jr. was with his parents, Jessica Mitchell and Vernal DeOrr Kunz Senior, who disappeared while visiting Timber Creek Campground, 10 miles from Leadore (east of Challis), Idaho.
The parents’ separate 911 calls, police interviews and other evidence sparked an investigation that left more questions than answers.
Jessica Mitchell and Vernal Kunz called off their engagement shortly after their son’s disappearance, remarried, and moved out of state.
Lemhi County Sheriff Lynn Bowerman said his parents went down a creek near the campground to fish with pure wall. DeOrr Jr. followed the three people.
After his parents reported him missing, authorities sent advanced teams and K9 dogs to find signs of the victim, and searchers focused on Timber Creek and Stone Reservoir near the campground where he was observed.
Additionally, three private investigators have conducted their investigations into the case, but no solid evidence of DeOrr’s whereabouts has been presented.
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Baby Deorr Family and Ethnicity
The victim, DeOrr Jay Kunz Jr., was born on December 30, 2012 to Jessica Mitchell and her then-fiancé Vernal DeOrr Kunz Sr. in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
Baby Deorr’s ethnicity is White and he is of American nationality.
According to other family members, Mitchell and Vernal’s decision to go on the camping and fishing trip on July 10, 2015 was sudden and unexpected.
Other family members who were present at the campaign, Reinwand and Walton, also admitted they had no idea where the boy was when questioned by police.
In November 2019, HLN’s Real Life Nightmare series re-examined the case and aired unseen footage, including hours of taped interviews with family members and friends.
Baby Deorr Case Update: Have They Found a Lead?
In public, the case has been relatively quiet in recent months, barring ongoing legal battles between the family and a private investigator.
After months of testing at the FBI’s Quantico, Virginia office, investigators announced that a bone found at the campground in June 2019 was from an animal and was unrelated to the missing boy.
In 2017, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children released an age-matched photo of DeOrr Kunz Jr.
According to Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner, the case of missing baby Deorr is still open and active at the time of writing this article.
Former Sheriff Lynn Bowerman retired after winning the 2017 election, and Steve Penner is currently on more than the lead investigator on the case.
In January 2016, inconsistencies in statements became public, and officials said his parents failed multiple polygraph tests, making Mitchell and DeOrr Sr. prime suspects in the case.
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