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Suspected child killer arrested near Worley

Suspected child killer arrested near Worley

WORLEY, Idaho - Suspected child killer Jason Obermiller was arrested in Idaho on Tuesday at a cabin on the shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene on the 3500 block of W. Mulsh Way near Worley, Idaho.

The cabin owner was notified by a neighbor of a white SUV parked outside his cabin. The cabin owner called the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office to check it out.

Deputies determined through the license plate number that the SUV was stolen out of Spokane. Deputies spoke with a man on the property. That man gave deputies a false name. After some questioning, and one of the deputies recognizing the man from a police bulletin, the man admitted to being Jason Obermiller.

Obermiller was arrested just prior to 2 p.m.

Obermiller is being taken to the Kootenai County Jail. He will be booked on a fugitive from justice charge. He is expected to make a court appearance in Kootenai County on Wednesday. He will face extradition back to Wash.

Spokane County Sheriff's Office detectives are headed to Kootenai County to interview the suspect. 

Kootenai County Sheriff's officials say it appears Obermiller was only staying at the cabin for the past 24 hours. He may have known about the cabin from doing work for the owner, but he didn't have permission to stay at the cabin.

Obermiller, 32, was wanted for the murder of 2-year-old Adalynn Hoyt on Sept. 13. Obermiller was also wanted by the U.S. Marshals for a felony probation violation warrant.