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Police serve search warrant at Kearns address where murdered woman was kidnapped



UPDATE: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. — Police made three more arrests in the kidnapping and murder case, including a mother and son known to the victim.

Police are searching for more evidence in the case of a kidnapped and murdered woman whose remains have yet to be located.

Tuesday, a search warrant was served at the residence in Kearns where 25-year-old Nicole Solorio-Romero was kidnapped last month.

Sgt. Melody Cutler with the Unified Police Department confirmed the warrant is related to the ongoing homicide investigation, but could not offer any additional information about what police sought or might have located.

Surveillance video showed two men grab Solorio-Romero off the street outside her address of 5133 W. 5400 South in Kearns on Feb. 6. Two men were later arrested and charged with her murder.

In charging documents, prosecutors alleged Orlando Esiesa Tobar, 29, and Jorge Rafael Medina-Reyes, 21, took Solorio-Romero to a residence in West Valley City and shot her. Witnesses told investigators they saw the two suspects and a third man, who’s not been publicly identified or charged, wrap her body in plastic and put it in the back of a car.

According to witness statements documented in court records, the suspects were upset with Solorio-Romero because they believed she gave police information that led to the arrest of one of Tobar’s “close associates.”

Solorio-Romero reportedly told the witnesses that Tobar and Medina-Reyes were responsible for her husband’s death, before Tobar said she “knew too much, and she was not going to leave that apartment,” charging documents stated.

The homicide investigation and search for Solorio-Romero’s remains are ongoing.

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