Anthony Crawford: Full Story & Must-See Details Of Wendy Martinez Killer

Anthony Crawford, 23, was arrested on Wednesday, September 19, in connection to the stabbing death of 35-year-old Wendy Martinez.

Martinez, 35, was out for a run in the 1400 block of 11th Street Northwest when she was stabbed multiple times around 8 p.m. on Tuesday, September 18. The suspect, who has not been identified, was arrested Wednesday night, sources tell News4.

Police say that homicide detectives found Crawford at a park on 14th and Girard street. They say he had a home in northwest D.C. and was not homeless. Furthermore, Crawford has a criminal history and did not cooperate with police.

Furthermore, police say that a combination of security camera footage and witness cooperation led to the quick arrest of Crawford.

According to NBC, “D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Police Chief Peter Newsham were scheduled to appear at a news conference Thursday morning to give an update on the case.”

After the stabbing, Martinez staggered into a nearby carryout restaurant. The manager of the restaurant said he heard someone scream and saw Martinez covered in blood, NBC reported.

Martinez was an avid runner who lived in an upscale apartment just three blocks away. Martinez’s family asked for respect for their privacy as they grieve.

Martinez was a University of Florida and Georgetown University graduate who previously worked for the Organization of American States and the Inter-American Development Bank, according to her LinkedIn page.

Police released surveillance video Wednesday afternoon showing the suspect walking along 11th Street NW. Footage from another camera shows him walking with a knife in his hand.

As NBC reported, Martinez and her boyfriend got engaged just last week, her family said in a statement.

“Wendy Karina Martinez was the light of our lives. Not only was she an avid runner, but she was a devout Christian, a wonderful friend, and a driven professional. Everything you hope that a daughter and a friend could be,” her family said Wednesday. “She was also excited to be planning her upcoming wedding to her fiancé, Daniel Hincapie. They were engaged just last week.”

Martinez was chief of staff of the software and data company FiscalNote.

“The entire FiscalNote family is shocked and deeply saddened to learn that Wendy Martinez, our Chief of Staff, was killed last night,” the company said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon. “Wendy was an invaluable member of our team and a vibrant member of the community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Wendy’s family and friends.”

 

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