Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Friday, October 19, 2007

10-19-07 UPDATE: Arrests in Homicide

10-19-07 UPDATE: Arrests in Homicide

UPDATE: Boise, Oct. 19, 2007 - Three people have been arrested in connection with the homicide that was discovered Wednesday morning, Oct. 17th behind the Hillcrest Shopping Center.

    Arrested: Joseph Garcia, 22, Ontario Oregon

    Charged: 1st degree Murder, Robbery

    Arrested: Mark Pando, 21, Ontario, Oregon

    Charged: 1st degree Murder, Robbery

    Arrested: Brittany M. Rosenbaum, 19, Fruitland, ID

    Charged: Intimidation of a Witness.

Original Release:

    Boise, Oct. 17, 2007 - Boise Police are investigating a homicide after the victim's body was found by a citizen at approx. 6:39 a.m. in a parking lot behind the Hillcrest Shopping Center at Overland and Orchard.

    The Ada County Coroner has released the name of the victim as Christopher James Swanson, age 24 of Boise.

    Boise Police investigators have found that Swanson was in the area of Curtis and Overland last night driving a blue 1999 Buick LeSabre, license plate 1A E0975. Boise Police have located the vehicle and are checking it for evidence.

    Officers are asking anyone who may have seen Swanson in the area of Curtis and Overland to please contact Boise Police Detectives at 373-5406, or through Ada County non-emergency dispatch 377-6790.