IDAHO FALLS — Police arrested three people on Monday after a woman told investigators they held her captive and tortured her over several weeks.
On June 22, the woman asked a stranger to call 911 for her. The woman said she had just escaped from a home on the 1000 block of Canal Street, where Jorge Luis Balderas, 26, Sasha Dee Martinez, 33, and Laura Zamudio, 28, held her captive and tortured her, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by EastIdahoNews.com.
The victim told detectives she met Balderas online in January and moved in with him in Burley. At the time, Zamudio, one of Balderas’ ex-girlfriends, also lived with Balderas and the victim. The three moved to Idaho Falls in March into the home of Martinez, she said. Balderas and the victim then broke up and he began dating Martinez.