IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (WITI/CNN) -- The body of a woman stabbed to death and buried in her backyard was recovered late Monday afternoon and her boyfriend is charged with first-degree murder.
Kaylynn Blue, 33, was killed sometime late Saturday or early Sunday morning, according to Idaho Falls Police Chief Bryce Johnson. Philip Schwab, 33, is accused of the crime and has been booked into the Bonneville County Jail.
“It is a disturbing scene,” Johnson told EastIdahoNews.com. “It’s one of the more brutal crimes we’ve seen.”
Police were led to Blue’s home west of the Bonneville County Fairgrounds Monday around 9 a.m. after she had not shown up to work at Walgreens for two days.
Officers went to the home and Schwab answered the door. He then led police to the backyard where Blue was buried in a shallow grave in a flower patch, according to Johnson.
Schwab was taken into custody and spoke with detectives most of the day as multiple officers descended on a normally peaceful retirement community.
Johnson said Schwab stabbed Blue multiple times inside the home and then took her body to the backyard. Sometime later, he’s accused of stabbing two dogs in the garage and putting them in a garbage bin. At this point, Johnson said a motive is unclear.
Schwab was a volunteer at the Idaho Falls Zoo and has no violent criminal record. He posted hundreds of disturbing messages on his Facebook page over the past few days.