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UPDATE: Idaho man in custody, baby son found dead after Amber Alert issued

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Posted at 5:29 PM, Dec 01, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-04 16:52:13-05

(Updated 2:10 p.m. MDT, Dec. 4, 2023)

Jeremy Best, the Idaho man suspected of killing his wife on Thursday, Nov. 30 and abducting his 10-month-old son, was arrested east of Idaho Falls Saturday morning, according to the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office in Idaho. His son, Zeke Gregory Best, was found dead at the scene.

Police had issued an Amber Alert on Thursday after Best's wife was found dead and Zeke was believed to have been taken. According to the Sheriff's Office, Best was found by hunters in a sleeping bag on the side of the road. He was reportedly naked and making odd statements when found.

Scripps station KIVI in Idaho reports that Best's wife, Kali Randall Best, was confirmed to be pregnant when she was killed on Nov. 30. Best now faces first-degree murder charges for both Kali Best and her unborn child. No charges have been filed in connection with the death of Zeke Best pending autopsy results, according to KIVI.

KIVI reports that Best was arraigned Monday morning, Dec. 4, 2023. His attorney asked for and was granted a mental competency evaluation for Best, whose next court appearance is set for Dec. 18.

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IDAHO — The Teton County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect and small child in an ongoing investigation.

An Amber Alert for Zeke Gregory Best, 10-mos, and Jeremey Albert Best, 48, was issued Friday. The pair was last seen on Nov. 30, 2023. The suspect is believed to be heavily armed and dangerous.


According to our CBS affiliate in Idaho Falls, Eyewitness News 3, an Amber Alert was issued early Friday morning to find a 10-month-old baby whose mother was found dead. The baby may be with his father, Jeremy Albert Best.

The Teton County Sheriff's Office reported at approximately 11:40 p.m. Thursday, they received a 911 call from a home on 4600 Skyline Loop in Victor. When deputies arrived at the home they found Kali Jean Randall, 38, dead.

The sheriff's office says Best may be driving a black 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe with Idaho plates 1T39349. He may have his son, Zeke Gregory Best, with him.

Bonneville County Sheriff's Office said they encountered Best earlier Thursday when they were called to the Swan Valley General Store in Swan Valley. They said Best was walking through the store naked. They called EMS who took Best by ambulance to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls. A deputy followed the ambulance to the hospital and Best was turned over to hospital for medical and mental health concerns, they said. After he was evaluated, Best was released by the hospital.

The Teton County Sheriff's Office is investigating Randall's death as a homicide. They didn't give any other details about the death.

The Teton County Sheriff's Office is looking for a suspect and small child in relation to an ongoing investigation.

Name: Jeremy A Best
Age: 48
Gender: Male
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 245 LBS
Hair Color: Brown/Grey
Eye: Green

Name: Zeke G Best
Age: 10 Months
Gender: Male
Height: 1'00"
Weight: 20 LBS
Hair: Unknown
Eye: Unknown
Last seen driving a Black 1995 Chevy Tahoe bearing Idaho plate 1T39349.
If you have any information regarding the location of these individuals, please contact our office at 208-354-2323 or dial 911.

This is a developing story and will be updated if more information becomes available.