In 2010 his girlfriend filed a restraining order, claiming Dustin Gilman threatened to come over with a gun to kidnap their daughter. Court documents say he threatened to kill himself if she didn't take him back.
Larry Gilman, Dustin's father, said his family did everything they could to help him, they put him in boy's homes but Dustin refused the help.
Cell phone triangulation and patrol dogs finally led police to Gilman Monday morning. A life of crime that began with burglary when he was nine ended with three murders ended and the 22-year-old convicted felon dead on a cliff overlooking the Little Spokane River.
Gilman's body was recovered and was taken to Holy Family Hospital where the medical examiner will determine his cause of death.
KXLY4's Jeff Humphrey, Aaron Luna and Erik Loney contributed to this report.