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Ogden woman identified as murder victim; husband sought

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OGDEN (ABC4 Utah News) – Authorities in Canyon County, Idaho have identified one of the bodies found in a shed as 56 year old Cheryl Baker of Ogden.

Baker was the wife of Gerald Michael Bullinger, the owner of the property who hasn’t been seen since early June and is now considered a person of interest in the triple murder.

The bodies of Baker and two other unidentified females were found in Caldwell, Idaho June 19th.

Bullinger, a longtime resident of Ogden and a retired pilot had bought a house there in May.

Now he’s the subject of a nationwide manhunt. 

 Baker was a longtime teacher of deaf students in Salt Lake City and the 2011 Utah Teacher of the Year.

Laurel Kwak taught with her at Mill Creek Elementary School for 8 years.

“She was such a good person and to have something like this happen to her. She didn’t deserve it,” Kwak said. “It’s been hard to process since we’ve all been in shock. Everybody who knew her loved her and we’re all upset.”

Baker most recently was an art teacher at GreenWood Charter School in Harrisville, a position she held until retiring shortly before her disappearance.

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