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Getaway Car of Treasure Valley Murder Suspect Found, but Suspect Still on the Loose.

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James Mancuso, 32, is wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder. - NAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT
  • Nampa Police Department
  • James Mancuso, 32, is wanted on a warrant for second-degree murder.


Law enforcement officials in northern Idaho say they've found the getaway car of a man wanted for a Treasure Valley murder, but the suspect is still on the loose.

According to police, two men were reportedly in an argument around 5 p.m. March 10 in front of a Nampa garage. By the end of the evening, Robert Stevens, 30, was dead from a stab wound to the abdomen and authorities were on the lookout for James Mancuso, 32, and a female companion identified as 27-year-old Ashley Ford.

The last anyone saw Mancuso or Ford was March 23, when the couple was spotted during a traffic stop in the Ponderay-Kootenai area, north of Sandpoint, but the suspects fled the scene.

Now, KREM-TV is reporting a vehicle believed to be used in Mancuso's getaway was recovered near Spokane, Wash.

The Bonner County Sheriff's Office says the public should know law enforcement is making "every attempt to capture Mancuso and Ford in a timely and safe manner for all involved," and if anyone has information, they should contact 911.