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Police identify 2 killed in Bellevue murder-suicide
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Police identify 2 killed in Bellevue murder-suicide

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Ashley Midby


BELLEVUE — Idaho State Police have identified the people found dead in a Bellevue coffee shop on Thursday.

Ashley Midby, 34, who was the manager of Coffee Corner, on Bellevue's Main Street, and Jared Murphy, 28, who was a Hailey Police officer and a current candidate for Bellevue mayor, were both found dead from gunshot wounds, police said.

Jared Murphy


The incident is being investigated as a murder-suicide.

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Investigators say it appears the two were known to each other.

Idaho State Police were called to the scene shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday.

No further information was released.

Murphy also ran for mayor in 2018, losing to current Mayor Ned Burns.

Midby's family has set up a GoFundMe fundraiser in her honor, called Help us Honor Ashley.


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