Other children who were present in the home at the time of the shooting said that Vernon Henry shot and killed the two victims after a heated family argument. Kootenai County Deputies found evidence in the home that suggested the possibility that Vernon Henry had planned the crime ahead of time.
Vernon Henry was last seen fleeing the scene, driving northbound on US Highway 95 in his maroon 1986 Toyota Camry 4-door passenger car, license plate K22671. Henry and his vehicle have not been located since the night of the crime. He left the murder scene still armed with a .45 cal. semi-auto pistol, a .44 Mag. Ruger Redhawk Revolver, and a .32 cal. Thompson Contender.
Vernon Henry is known to be an anti-government, survivalist type of individual who may have stashed supplies and money somewhere in the woods to further his escape. He has relatives locally, as well as in Alaska and Nebraska. He reportedly had friends all over the U.S. and was known to make inquiries about Belize. Vernon Henry loved recreational fishing and ran an upholstery shop in Idaho. He may seek a similar type of work. He is described as 54 years of age, 5’10, 145 lbs, brown hair, blue eyes and a beard.
Please look at the photos of Vernon Henry and an example photo of his car. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Vernon Henry is asked to call Secret Witness of Kootenai County at 208-667-2111. Callers are asked to provide a code name or number and do not have to provide their own name to be eligible for a cash reward.
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