Eugene Lorne Red Elk – Pocatello, Idaho 2009

BREAKING JUNE 25th, 2015

A press conference by the Pocatello Police Department today indicated MARTIN EDMO ISH, 58, has been arrested for the murder of Eugene Lorne Red Elk. 

Family, friends always suspected Ish was Red Elk’s killer

Prior information:

Eugene Lorne Red Elk worked as a part-time bouncer at Duffy’s Tavern, and also at KPVI news in Pocatello. He was known as a gentle giant and had the respect of many local citizens. On June 14, 2009, the night of his murder, a man was asked to leave the bar that had caused problems in another bar in town and did not have identification when he entered Duffy’s Tavern.  Lorne escorted the man out, offering to buy him a drink another time.

Soon after, Lorne left the bar to run an errand. As he entered the parking lot, Lorne was hit from behind and sustained serious head injuries. Lorne was transported to EIRMC hospital in Idaho Falls and died 3 days later. Many expressed outrage at his death, as he was well loved and respected by people from all walks of life.   No arrests have been made in his case.

If you have information in the attack on Lorne Red Elk, contact the Pocatello Police Department. 



Obituary – June 2009

Cops need community’s help to find murderer – July 16, 2009

Murdered man’s family holds out hope killer will be caught – June 11, 2010

Man’s unsolved slaying haunts friends, family – June 13, 2010

KPVI Spotlight Lorne Red Elk Cold Case – April 20, 2011

Murder victim’s cold case grows only colder – May 4, 2014

Memory of Lorne Red Elk still alive, case remains unsolved – Feb 20, 2015

Murder case of tribal member still needs answers, Idaho Police say – March 4, 2015

Red Elk, Lorne


Ish arrest
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