Bonner County murder suspect taken into custody

BONNER CO., Idaho – A murder suspect from Bonner County was taken into custody on Sunday after she was found near a small barn in Ponderay.  

Deputies were advised 54-year-old Linda C. Provo-Buxton drove to the Bonner County Jail to turn herself in for an undisclosed crime. Provo-Buxton apparently had second thoughts and left the jail parking lot before she could be contacted by a deputy.

Officials learned the incident could be related to ongoing domestic disputes between her and her boyfriend.

Deputies responded to a residence on West Spring Creek Road and Sunset View Lane to perform a welfare check. Inside the home, deputies found the body of a deceased adult male in his 50’s that appeared to have died from blunt trauma to the head.

The victim’s name is not being released pending positive identification and notification of family members.

Through the initial investigation, deputies and detectives learned Provo-Buxton was on foot in the Ponderay area.

While checking the area of Highway 95 near the intersection of Kootenai Cut Off, Sheriff Daryl Wheeler saw a female come out of a small barn.

Wheeler recognized the woman as Provo-Buxton and took her into custody without incident.

An autopsy is being performed and detectives are waiting for results.

Provo-Buxton is being held at the Bonner County Jail on the charge of second degree murder with a $250,000 bond.

KREM


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