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Nampa police arrest second man, issue warrants for 3 others in connection to murder case

Nampa police also announced that three warrants in connection to the kidnapping and murder have been issued.

NAMPA, Idaho — A second man is in custody in connection to the murder of a 22-year-old man, and Nampa Police say they are still searching for three others who may have been involved.

Sergio Jimenez of Nampa, 22,  was arrested Friday on charges of murder, kidnapping and destruction of evidence.

The victim, Luis Garcia of Nampa, was found lying in the driveway of a Caldwell home on Nov. 6, the morning after his family told that he was kidnapped by two unknown men. A badly-injured Garcia was rushed to the hospital, but did not survive. His cause of death was found to be blunt force trauma.

For a detailed reporting of what allegedly happened to Garcia, click or tap here. Warning: Some details may be disturbing to readers. Discretion is advised.

Nampa police also announced that three warrants have been issued in connection to the kidnapping and killing. Jose Luis Buenrostro, 21, and Simon Sarmiento, 24, are wanted for murder, kidnapping and destruction of evidence. Priscilla Hernandez, 29, is being sought on a charge of accessory to harboring a person charged with murder.

On Nov. 12, the Nampa Police Department arrested 25-year-old Tomas Pina Sarmiento for first-degree murder, kidnapping and destruction of evidence. It's unclear whether Tomas and Simon Sarmiento are related. 

Police ask anyone who knows where Buenrostro, Sarmiento, or Hernandez are to call Nampa Dispatch at 208-465-2257, option 2. Tips can be left with Nampa PD at 208-468-4401 or email npdcrimetips@cityofnampa.us The reference case is  #N21-72997.

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