The Gooding County Sheriff's Office is searching for two men who may have information on the murder of a Hailey man, who was killed "execution style" last week near Gooding.
Authorities identified the victim Monday as 30-year-old Gustavo Flores-Quintana. Gooding County Sheriff Shaun Gough said Flores-Quintana was shot "execution style" in the back of the head with a .22-caliber firearm.
His body was found by a duck hunter about 8:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 9, near the Big Wood River about a mile north of Gooding. Gough said Flores-Quintana was likely killed within 12 hours of the discovery of his body.
Gooding County authorities identified the men they are seeking as Jesus Valencia-Bolanos, 23, and Carlos Villanueva-Martinez, 37, both of Gooding. The sheriff's office said the two men may be traveling in a white Pontiac with license plate 5B 55128. Anyone with information is asked contact the Gooding County Sheriff's Office at (208) 934-4421.
Gough described the two men as "persons of interest," but stopped short of calling them suspects.
The sheriff said Flores-Quintana was identified through fingerprints sent to the state crime lab. The victim had several prior arrests in Gooding County so his fingerprints were on file, Gough said.
A motive for the killing of Flores-Quintana was unclear, but Gough said "somebody was mad at him for something."
Hailey Police Chief Jeff Gunter said Tuesday that Flores-Quintana was unknown to his police department.
"I was looking for him on the computer and I couldn't find his name," Gunter said.
Funeral services for Flores-Quintana have been set for 4 p.m. Thursday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Hailey. Arrangements are under the direction of Wood River Chapel in Hailey.