2 killed in Bellevue Murder- Suicide


Bellevue, Idaho- Hailey police officers getting involved with murder-suicide in Bellevue. October 26, 2020 authorities released the identification of the two people who took part in the murder-suicide case. Blaine County Coroner, as well as Idaho State Police have confirmed both Ashley Midby, 34, and Jared Murphy, 28, both residents of Bellevue deceased by gunshot wounds Police say. Murphy was employed by the Hailey Police Department. Murphy joined the force in 2018 but was off duty at the time of the incident. Murphy was also running as  The case happened last thursday evening at a popular coffee shop in Bellevue. ISP Detectives were called Thursday night shortly after 8:00 p.m., and dispatched to go to the coffee shop on the 100 block N. Main Street in Bellevue. When the ISP Detectives arrived at the business they located the bodies of two deceased individuals, a man and a woman inside. The case is currently being looked into as a possible murder-suicide. Investigators say that it appears that the two were well known to each other and a couple days before the incident they were said to be arguing some may believe that could be a lead in the case. The Blaine County Coroner and the ISP Detectives are working on the case together. Haileys Mayor Martha Burke said, “The communities of Bellevue and Hailey have both offered assistance to one another.” She is also quoted saying, “Mayor Burns reached out to me to offer his condolences, sadness and support in the face of this tragedy, saying neighbors help neighbors in need.” There isn’t much said on Jared Murphy but residents of Bellevue had very positive things to say about Ashley Midby. Bellevue resident Doug Brown said, “Everybody needed to see Ashley in the morning to get their day started and just never stopped working. She was just a wonderful young lady and we miss her already. It’s just tragic for this small town.” A GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover for Midby’s family and their business. The page has also been set up to help honor Ashley Midby. They have a goal to raise $25,000 and have already raised $13,008. The money is going to support the family and their loss and to give to the businesses employees that Ashley loved. They also want to help fight legislation to enact laws that protect domestic violence/abuse victims to help ensure more protection for women and help outside by providing meals as a request from community members. They want to do everything they can do to help better the community because it would be what Ashley would have wanted.  There are also resources available for those who need counseling during this hard and tragic time. The GoFundMe page also has 119 donors which have sent money for the cause, 440 shares so the page becomes more popular and more people can help and 119 people following the page for updates.