People living in the Twin Falls/Burley area are being asked to lock their doors and to not help strangers asking for a ride as a manhunt for a murdered continues along I-84.

45-year-old Jonathan Llana is considered armed and dangerous. He's the suspect in the murder of a motorist on Wednesday night along a desolate stretch of highway in Utah called Rattlesnake Pass.

According to KTVB, Llana stands accused of firing multiple rounds at the vehicle driven by the victim, 50-year-old Dennis Gwyther of Salt Lake City. Gwyther and his passenger were traveling between Salt Lake City and Boise for work when the murder happened.

Police were on Llana's tail when he crashed his silver Volkswagon Jetta into a canal along I-86 and he was able to escape on foot.

Llana is described as being

  • 5' 10"
  • about 150 lbs.
  • black hair
  • brown eyes
Credit: Idaho State Police
Credit: Idaho State Police

There is no known motive in the murder and witnesses say Llana and Gwyther had no previous interaction before the shooting.

Gwyther's family released a statement featured in an article on that says family was the most important thing to Dennis. He is survived by his husband Matthew Gwyther who is described as the love of his life. The couple was married in December 2013 the same day gay marriage was legalized in Utah. Matthew has two teenaged children that Dennis enjoyed being a bonus dad too. He reportedly helped with sound and lighting in Salt Lake City clubs and he was a flight attendant based out of Boise.

If you believe you see Llana please contact the Idaho State Police at 208-846-7550 or authorities in Utah at 801-887-3800.

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