Authorities release names of people killed in weekend hotel shooting

The adhering to is a news release from the Rexburg Law enforcement Department.

REXBURG – On March 12, 2022 at approximately 5:33 a.m., Madison County Dispatch gained 911 phone calls from Motel 6 located at 1360 South 12th West in Rexburg, reporting gunfire coming from a guest’s room on the bottom ground of the creating. One particular reporting social gathering also encouraged that a bullet arrived by their motel place wall.

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When officers arrived on scene, they found the place where the gunshots came from. Law enforcement attempted contact with that room a number of situations although further officers commenced to evacuate other company. Officers on scene also requested a bus from Madison University District 321, because of to the latest cold temperature circumstances to aid in the evacuation and inserting of motel company, until officers could validate there was no more time a menace.

The Rexburg SWAT workforce was activated and responded to the scene, exactly where they made entry into the motel room in dilemma. When police created entry, they positioned two grownups, a male and a woman that ended up deceased who had sustained gunshot wounds to the head. All through the investigation, it seems that the male, who was recognized as 49-year-aged Jason Jespersen, shot and killed his spouse, 37-calendar year-aged Iliana Jespersen, just before turning the gun on himself and getting his have life. Police have established during the investigation that the two Jason and Iliana were married and ended up traveling to Rexburg from Arizona. Police are continuing the investigation, and the situation is being regarded a murder-suicide.

Families of each victims have been notified, and our deepest condolences go out to all of those people impacted by this tragic incident.