IDAHO FALLS, ID – A tragic series of events unfolded in Idaho as a 10-month-old infant, Zeke Gregory Best, was found dead in a remote wooded area. His father, Jeremy Albert Best, 48, was discovered in the vicinity, unclothed and behaving erratically, according to local law enforcement.
The Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office reported that hunters in the area had alerted them to a naked man making peculiar comments from a roadside sleeping bag. Deputies responded to the scene, which led them to the discovery of the deceased infant down an embankment.
Jeremy Best was already a person of interest in the murder of his wife, Kali Jean Randall, 38. Randall’s lifeless body was discovered at their Victor, Idaho home following a 911 call that reported a disturbance. Subsequent to the murder, Best was believed to have absconded with their infant son.
In response to the unfolding events, authorities in Teton County issued an Amber Alert for the child in Idaho and Wyoming. The alert indicated that Best was potentially heavily armed and driving a black 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe with Idaho plates.
Interestingly, the day prior to the alleged murder and abduction, Best was reported to be wandering around a Bonneville County store without any clothing. After evaluation at the scene, he was transported to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center for further medical and mental health assessment.
The circumstances surrounding his discharge from the hospital remain unclear. However, following his arrest, Best was treated at the scene and subsequently incarcerated at the Bonneville County Jail.
The investigation into these tragic events continues, with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office, Idaho State Police, and Teton County Sheriff’s Office leading the efforts, supported by Idaho Falls Police Detectives and FBI agents.