Nampa police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Nampa high school senior who hasn’t been heard from since mid-February and is believed to be with a wanted fugitive.
Zandra M. Bennett, 18, had a falling out with her mother on Feb. 13, and she didn’t show up to school the next day, said Nampa Police Detective Brice King.
King said Bennett has been involved in a relationship with Anthony Toliver, a 38-year-old registered sex offender who lives in Garden City, and she is believed to be with him now. Toliver is wanted by the Idaho Department of Correction. He is now a wanted fugitive for failing to check in with his parole officer as required by law.
King said Bennett has been a crime victim in the past and takes medication for disorders. Police say she has not contacted any friends or family since Feb. 13, and they fear she may be in danger or held against her will. She has been listed nationwide as a missing person.
Toliver has ties in the Treasure Valley and Tacoma, Wa. Police are hoping someone will recognize the pair from the photos they’ve released to the media.
Toliver has a tattoo on his upper left chest with the letters “JEN.” He has known ties across the Treasure Valley and in the Tacoma, Washington area.