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Nampa man suspected of killing the man who murdered his mother, police say

The Ada County Sheriff's Office says a man was found dead Wednesday morning in a parked car near the entrance to the subdivision northwest of Boise.

ADA COUNTY, Idaho — Police are investigating two deadly stabbings in two separate locations Wednesday that appear to be linked. 

Nampa police say they first got a call Tuesday night at 8:43 p.m. from someone reporting a stabbing in the 2100 block of W. Grouse St.

When they arrived on the scene, officers say they found a woman with several stab wounds. Emergency crews tried to save her, but she died from her injuries at the scene. Police identified her as Michelle Luna, 52, of Nampa.

Police say they identified a suspect: Jesus Urrutia, 39, of Nampa, and started looking around the area for him.

Just before 7 a.m. Wednesday, Ada County Sheriff's deputies received a 911 call reporting a stabbing in a gas station parking lot at the Avimor subdivision north of Eagle, over 25 miles from Nampa.

Deputies arrived at the gas station several minutes later and found an adult man slumped over in a car, which was running but in park.

Deputies got the man out of the car and began first aid, including CPR, until paramedics arrived. He had a visible stab wound.

Paramedics took the man to a local hospital, where he was declared dead a brief time later.

Nampa police identified the man in the car as Urrutia.

Ada County deputies say Raul Cuevas, 31, of Nampa, was identified as the suspect in Urrutia's death.

Nampa police say the victim in the Nampa stabbing, Michelle Luna, is Cuevas' mother.

Deputies found Cuevas at the Chevron gas station at the corner of Highway 55 and Beacon Light Road. The sheriff's office said deputies talked to him and eventually arrested him there in connection with the stabbing at Avimor.

The investigation remains active. The sheriff's office said deputies and detectives are developing evidence and pursuing several different leads.

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