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Suspect faces murder charge after police locate him with missing Bozeman woman's motorhome in Idaho

Investigators said the motorhome contained sufficient evidence to arrest Foiles for first-degree murder
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Posted at 11:06 AM, Jan 15, 2024
and last updated 2024-01-15 20:47:38-05

BOZEMAN — On Friday, Jan. 12, police in Idaho Falls, Idaho arrested a man who was found with the motorhome Bozeman Police have been seeking in connection with the disappearance of 34-year-old Megan Ashley Stedman.

According to an Idaho Falls Police press release, a witness contacted officers after recognizing the motorhome parked on a city street. Officers located the vehicle and made contact with Chris Foiles, a 42-year-old resident of Spokane, Washington.

Foiles was detained while investigators searched the motorhome. The release said the motorhome contained “evidence to support arresting Foiles with Murder in the First Degree.” He was arrested and booked into the Bonneville County jail.

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A GoFundMe page in support of Stedman states, "Our sister, Megan Stedman was taken from us tragically. This is a very difficult time."

MTN News reached out to the Bonneville County Coroner's Office in Idaho; they said were unable to comment when asked if Stedman's body was found at the scene, saying the incident is still under investigation.

I spoke with Stedman's brother, Adrian Mitma who created the GoFundMe. He tells me that he doesn’t need to wait for his sister’s death to be confirmed.

We spoke with Samantha Fillabach, a coworker of Megan, who says her coworkers knew her pretty well during the months she worked at Town Pump in Livingston.

“She lived in the RV for some time. She worked here, always had a smile on her face,” says Fillabach.

Fillabcah mentioned that several of Megan’s coworkers were trying to help her out because they say they were aware she was being abused.

“She came to work every day and did her job and that is what is important. She did not deserve this,” added Fillabach.

Court documents show Foiles was charged with partner/family member assault on Nov. 27, 2023 and has three prior domestic assault convictions. The Nov. 27 charges stem from an alleged incident on Nov. 11, 2023 where Megan Stedman was the victim.

Stedman told law enforcement that she was "extremely fearful" of Foiles and said he had made threats toward her, according to court documents.

Bozeman Police say they are working with the Idaho Falls Police Department and they are still asking the public for any information they might have from the last month. The press release from Idaho Falls PD included the following information:

“Investigators are asking for public assistance gathering information about Foiles movements between December 15th and January 12th. Anyone who saw Foiles or the motorhome pictured over the past 4 weeks is asked to report the information to the Idaho Falls Police Department by emailing IFPD Detective Reed at or calling the non-emergency dispatch line at (208)529-1200. Please reference case number 2024-1289. The motorhome is a 1973 tan motorhome with obvious damage to the rear driver’s side, and a red stripe down the side. At some point in the last 4 weeks, the stripe was painted blue.”

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