Authorities release names of people killed in weekend hotel shooting

The following is a information launch from the Rexburg Law enforcement Section.

REXBURG – On March 12, 2022 at approximately 5:33 a.m., Madison County Dispatch acquired 911 calls from Motel 6 found at 1360 South 12th West in Rexburg, reporting gunfire coming from a guest’s room on the bottom flooring of the making. A person reporting bash also recommended that a bullet came via their motel room wall.

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When officers arrived on scene, they positioned the room the place the gunshots came from. Police tried call with that space various times when added officers started to evacuate other friends. Officers on scene also asked for a bus from Madison College District 321, because of to the current cold weather ailments to help in the evacuation and putting of motel friends, until eventually officers could confirm there was no more time a danger.

The Rexburg SWAT crew was activated and responded to the scene, wherever they made entry into the motel place in question. When police manufactured entry, they positioned two adults, a male and a female that have been deceased who experienced sustained gunshot wounds to the head. In the course of the investigation, it appears that the male, who was identified as 49-calendar year-outdated Jason Jespersen, shot and killed his wife, 37-yr-old Iliana Jespersen, prior to turning the gun on himself and having his possess lifetime. Law enforcement have established all over the investigation that both equally Jason and Iliana had been married and have been browsing Rexburg from Arizona. Police are continuing the investigation, and the situation is getting thought of a murder-suicide.

Households of both victims have been notified, and our deepest condolences go out to all of these afflicted by this tragic incident.