Four days after two Idaho girls went on a camping trip with their father and didn’t come back, authorities issued an AMBER Alert on Monday after their dad’s truck was found around 350 miles away, torched and surrounded by spent gun casings.
29-year-old Joshua Dundon, who has a history of using illicit drugs and making suicidal statements, has joint custody of his 6-year-old and 7-year-old daughters.
When he picked his girls up from a Boise-area elementary school May 11, he told witnesses that he was taking them camping at a nearby reservoir, but he headed south instead.
After Joshua didn’t return the girls on time, authorities found his burned out truck in Eureka County, a mountainous region of central Nevada.
Eight hours after the AMBER Alert was issued, Joshua showed up at the rural ranch of Jim and Vera Baumann, according to the Idaho Statesman.
The couple described him as thirsty, sickly, shoeless, and shirtless.
Having heard the AMBER Alert and suspecting Joshua was the subject of it, Vera grabbed her 12-guage shotgun while her 72-year-old husband Jim spoke with him outside....STORY CONTINUES ON NEXT PAGE.