19-year-old charged with murder, kidnapping - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

19-year-old charged with murder, kidnapping

Luis Santiago was found dead after he was kidnapped the last week of March (SOURCE: family) Luis Santiago was found dead after he was kidnapped the last week of March (SOURCE: family)
Jamarcus Thomas is charged with the murder of Santiago (SOURCE: police) Jamarcus Thomas is charged with the murder of Santiago (SOURCE: police)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A 19-year-old is in custody charged with first-degree murder in the death of Luis Santiago.

Jamarcus Thomas, 19, faces charges of first-degree murder, first-degree murder in perpetration of kidnapping, and aggravated rape.

Police said Santiago, 39, and his wife were both kidnapped at the end of March. His wife was able to escape, but Santiago remained missing. His body was later discovered with a single gunshot wound.

Thomas is currently being held in Bolivar County, Mississippi, awaiting extradition.

Police are still searching for a 17-year-old in connection with the murder.

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