EDITED VERSION - TRANSCRIPT - VIDEO PORTION August 18, 2015 LEMHI SHERIFF OPENS UP ABOUT DEORR KUNZ CASE http://www.eastidahonews.com/2015/08/lemhi-sheriff-opens-up-about-deorr-kunz-case/ Nate Eaton: The Lemhi County Sheriff tells me hes confident Deorr Kunz will be found, even though its been five weeks since the little boy disappeared. Today, in an exclusive interview, the Sheriff sat down with me and told me what happens from here with the case. Sheriff Bowerman: Absolutely nothing has been ruled out. Nate Eaton: Sheriff Lynn Bowerman has no idea what happened to Deorr Kunz, but hes 99% sure the two-year-old was at the Timbercreek Campground on July 10th. Do you believe it was an abduction? Sheriff Bowerman: Ya know personally, I think an abduction is one of the least likely events. Primarily, the information we have is Grandpa is watching the child. He tells me he looks away momentarily. When he looks back, hes gone, and hes assumed hes gone over the bank. Right where grandpa is sitting, hes within 20-30 yards of the only roadway into the campground, and absolutely no one was seen at that lower campground coming or going, and when my personnel went in, nobody was seen leaving. Nate Eaton: Bowerman is opening up about the case that has so many unanswered questions. He says late on Thursday, July 9th, not Friday, Deorr, his parents, great-grandfather and a friend of grandpa named Isaac Renwand arrive at Timber Creek. The next morning Bowerman tells me Deorr goes with his parents to a store in Leadore, about 20 minutes from the camp site. Was there any surveillance captured of this boy, surveillance video? Sheriff Bowerman: 1:28 I dont believe they have surveillance, but we have, uh a receipt that we documented that they purchased certain items. They were on the receipt. The time was stamped on the receipt, and so, we believe, ya know, thats where they went. Nate Eaton: Did they stop any other places on their way up to Leadore? Sheriff Bowerman: appears to shake his head no but says nothing. Deputy Penner: Yeah. They stopped to get diesel. Nate Eaton: Diesel fuel Any surveillance video of that gas station? Deputy Penner: No. Nate Eaton: 1:52 After the Friday shopping trip, the family returns to camp. Deorrs parents say theyre going exploring and leave the child with great-grandpa. Where was Mr. Redwand during all of this? Sheriff Bowerman: Using his hands to demonstrate He was in the same general proximity. The creek its just over the bank um Hes downstream. Theyre upstream, uh theyre all within probably (head nodding left to right) 100 to 150 feet of each other. Nate Eaton: The parents returned, cant find Deorr, and call 911. Weeks of extensive searches focusing on a 3-mile radius around the campsite result in nothing. Meanwhile, Deorrs parents, Deorr Kunz, Sr. and Jessica Mitchell, along with the grandfather, are questioned by Lemhi detectives. Sheriff Bowerman: Those three have been very cooperative, uh theyve given us everything that weve asked for and so Im I feel real good about uh, the parents and and the grandfather also. Nate Eaton: Another person questioned, Isaac Renwand. Sheriff Bowerman: 2:45 Obviously theres a relationship between him and grandpa. You know, um You know, I mean theyre theyre friends uh but prior to that trip he had never met mom or dad. You know Im not getting any uh any feeling that hes not being truthful. I I think hes been very truthful and I appreciate his help. Hes come up to the area on a 2nd occasion with me, and uh until we find a piece of evidence or locate anything that tells me otherwise, I think hes being very truthful. Nate Eaton: Bowerman says everyone at the campsite has had their cars and homes searched multiple times. Now, Bonneville County deputies and the FBI are working with Bowermans team to try and solve this case. Sheriff Bowerman: All four have taken voluntarily taken polygraphs and right now that...those have been turned over to the FBI. Weve given them lots of items to analyze uh behaviorally, and weve given them some physical evidence. I cant go into those details but were basically uh trying to cover all of our bases. Nate Eaton: 3:52 Where do you guys go from here? Sheriff Bowerman: Well, we wait until we get our report from the FBI. Thats going to be critical and uh Were still asking the public, uh, to help us if they have any information. Nate Eaton: The Sheriff says it will be six to eight weeks until they receive information back from the FBI. Meanwhile, they will continue to search for Deorr until hes found. Reporting in Salmon, Im Nate Eaton, East Idaho News.com.