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Search for Deorr Kunz: New evidence, information collected

Lemhi County Sheriff Chief Deputy Steve Penner said on Monday that new information and evidence was collected by authorities while searching missing Idaho Falls toddler DeOrr Kunz, Jr.

Search for Deorr Kunz: New evidence, information collected

Penner tells EastIdahoNews.com the authorities searched Timber Creek Campground for three days and collected the evidence. Deputies with the Lemhi County Sheriff's Office and other sheriff's offices, along with search and rescue teams and state and federal agencies, were also involved in the search.

"Evidence and information gathered during the course of the search will be analyzed and used to drive the investigation forward and assist in the planning of future searches," Penner says.

The campground is located in the Salmon-Challis National Forest and it was closed to the public in mid-April by the sheriff's office and U.S. Forest Service. It was done in order to restrict activity in the area.

The three-year-old DeOrr went missing on July 10 while on a camping trip in Leadore with his parents, great-grandfather and a family friend.