(NewsReady.com) – Loved ones reported Megan Ashley Stedman missing to the Bozeman Police Department in Montana in December. The 34-year-old had been missing since 10 days before Christmas. Her family said she would not have missed the holiday and her daughter’s birthday on January 10. Police in Idaho recently found her body and arrested someone for murder.
On January 12, police with the Idaho Falls Police Department spotted Stedman’s 1973 tan motorhome. Montana officials obtained a search warrant and then traveled to Idaho while the police there set up surveillance of the RV. Before Bozeman police arrived, 42-year-old Chris Foiles exited the vehicle and told law enforcement his name.
Police say Foiles then told them, “I killed my girlfriend. She is in the RV.”
According to reports, Foiles allegedly told the police he traveled to Idaho Falls with Stedman on December 22. They were reportedly parked outside a Walmart when they got into an argument. He’s accused of saying that he was afraid the victim would call the police on him and that he would get into trouble because there was a no-contact order between them.
Foiles allegedly told officers that he stabbed Stedman in the chest and neck with a knife from the kitchen. She was still alive after the stabbing and trying to move, so he reportedly said he plunged the knife into her back several more times.
Stedman’s loved ones said she was trying to escape the toxic relationship with him. One of her friends, Janelle A’narie, explained that the last time she spoke to the victim, she said she was trying to leave Foiles. A’narie said there’d been a situation that escalated, and Stedman asked for money so she could get home.
Idaho Police are asking anyone with information about Foiles’ movements from December 15 to January 12 to please email IFPD Detective Reed [email protected] or contact the department at (208) 529-1200.
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