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Nampa police release sketch of possible murder suspect

Nampa police detectives hope a composite sketch they released Tuesday will lead to the arrest of a suspect in the March 14 murder of Akrian Evans.

Police developed a description of a possible suspect by investigating leads; now they hope to identify the suspect. He is described as a white male with a tan complexion, full cheeks, "scruffy" unshaven face and long dark hair pulled into a ponytail that reached to his mid-back. He is approximately 35 years old, about 5 feet, 6 inches or 5 feet, 7 inches tall and approximately 170 pounds, police said.

Evans, 26, was found dead in his home in the 4100 block of Garrity Boulevard with a gunshot wound. Shortly after the murder, police said a man was seen at Evans’ home just before he was found dead. The man may work in the purchase or trade of wooden pallets, police said, and he was seen driving a white pickup truck, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the person in the sketch or otherwise has information about the killing is asked to call Nampa police at 465-2257 or Crime Stoppers at 343-COPS (343-2677).