Police investigating possible double-homicide — person of interest is former Pocatello police officer

September 15, 2017 GMT

NAMPA — Police in Nampa are investigating a possible double-homicide after locating two dead individuals at a residence Thursday night. Authorities said a person-of-interest in the case once worked for the Pocatello Police Department.

According to a press release from the Nampa Police Department, police responded to an address in the 1900 block of West Flamingo Street for a report of an unattended death.

Upon their arrival they located two dead individuals, identified as Paul Robert Taylor, 76, and Mary Jane Taylor, 77, both of Nampa, at the residence. Police said in a press release that the case is being investigated as a possible homicide.

A person of interest, William Paul Taylor, 48, of Nampa, was taken into custody early this morning on unrelated charges in Deschutes County, Oregon.

Police said they believe the two deceased individuals are his parents.

Police also found that William Paul Taylor was a former Nampa Police Reserve Officer from June of 1990 to October of 1991. He then was an officer with the Pocatello Police Department from Oct. 28, 1991 until Dec. 20, 1996.

Taylor is being held on a Canyon County warrant for a felony failure to report a death. He also has additional charges from Deschutes County. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

An autopsy is scheduled for early next week to confirm the identities of the two bodies.

Anyone with information that will help with the investigation should call Nampa Police Department at 468-5680 or 343-COPS.