IDAHO FALLS, ID – A man hailing from Spokane, Washington, is now facing first-degree murder charges after law enforcement linked him to the disappearance and presumed death of Megan Ashley Stedman, a 34-year-old woman from Bozeman, Montana, whose mobile home was allegedly found in his possession in Idaho.
The suspect, identified as 42-year-old Chris Brandon Foiles, was arrested this Friday following Stedman’s mysterious disappearance on December 15, 2023. The Bozeman Police Department noted that the investigation has been treated as a case of suspicious disappearance due to the nature of Megan’s sudden disappearance, as she was last seen in the vicinity of Bozeman/Livingston, prompting concern over her safety.
In a missing person’s poster released by authorities, Stedman was mentioned to have last been seen with her estranged boyfriend- Chris Brandon Foiles. It was also reported that she traveled in a conspicuous 1973 Landau motorhome, easily identifiable due to its size, distinctive white coloration, and a red stripe on either side of the vehicle.
When dispatchers in Idaho Falls, Idaho, received a call reporting a vehicle similar to Stedam’s parked on Wardell Street nearly a month after her last known sighting, Idaho Falls Office Officers detained Foiles, who was living in the motorhome at that location. The officers allegedly discovered evidence compelling enough to lead to Foiles’ subsequent arraignment on first-degree murder charges.
Details regarding Stedman’s presumed demise are currently undisclosed by authorities. While it remains unclear whether Foiles has engaged a legal representative, the Idaho Falls Police Department is actively requesting public assistance to track Foiles’ movements between December 15, 2023, and January 12, 2024.