Details of Disappearance Auck was last seen at a residence on East Agency Road in Fort Hall, Idaho on October 15, 2014. He has never been heard from again. Several days later, authorities got a tip that Anthony Ish had shot Auck to death outside Ish's home after an argument. When they checked the residence, they found a trail of blood outside that had pooled in the grass, as well as three shell casings and one live 40-caliber shell, all from the same weapon.
Ish was arrested and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and police began searching for Auck's body. Although they were unable to find it, in September 2015, Ish's charge was upgraded to second-degree murder.
A photo of Ish is posted with this case summary. At his trial in February 2017, witnesses testified that the murder happened at Ish's birthday party at his grandmother's mobile home on East Agency Road, when approximately ten guests were drinking and smoking marijuana and spice. Four witnesses said they saw Ish shoot Auck three or four times, and a former cellmate of Ish said Ish told him he killed Auck because he caught Auck smoking indoors.
A blue bandana Auck had been wearing was also causing a problem; Ish provided him with a white bandana to wear after a guest objected to the blue one. Ish's uncle said he saw Ish drive away with Auck's body in the back of a pickup truck after the murder. He returned about half an hour later and asked for a shovel. Ish was convicted of second-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon.
Foul play is suspected in Auck's disappearance due to the circumstances involved. At the time of his disappearance, he lived a transient lifestyle and it wasn't uncharacteristic of him to be out of touch with his family for extended time periods. His body has never been found.
- Fort Hall Tribal Police
Updated 2 times since October 12, 2004. Last updated September 6, 2017; details of disappearance updated.