Suspect in Custody Following Stabbing of D.C. Jogger

Geneva Stokes
September 22, 2018

Wendy Karina Martinez, 35, of Washington was jogging in Washington's Logan Circle neighborhood in Northwest D.C. just before 8 p.m. Tuesday when she was stabbed in what police say was "more than likely" a random attack. He was ordered to remain under juvenile supervision until he turned 21, but was let go at one point when he was 20 and vanished from the group home for a month, the Post reported, citing court documents. She stumbled into a nearby restaurant to call for help, where the manager dialled emergency services and customers attempted to assist her.

The tragic deaths of Martinez and other recent attacks across the country have runners in our area thinking about their safety.

Police first told the public to be on the lookout for three black males - but only one suspect is being sought.

Martinez's death came seven days after her fiancé, Daniel Hincapie, proposed to her. We've got five things to know Wendy Martinez.

"You have a lot of people out here, who are enjoying dinner across the street".

Cora Martinez said the week following Wendy's engagement was the happiest in her daughter's life. Police confirmed to reporters on Wednesday morning that Martinez had died from her injuries.

Chief Newsham said it appears this was an isolated attack in an otherwise safe area.

"She gave me some advice, printed a copy of her tips and she wrote a couple of extra notes, and she actually ran the race with me", said Hincapie.

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Police also reportedly spoke to a relative of Crawford's who said that they were the owner of the mustard-colored sweater the suspect is seen wearing in the surveillance video, and said they had seen him wearing the sweater hours before the fatal stabbing.

Police released surveillance video Wednesday afternoon showing the suspect walking along 11th Street NW.

Police said that they don't believe she knew her attacker, and the knife that was allegedly used in the murder was found by investigators.

Thirty-five-year-old Wendy Martinez became only the third homicide in Logan Circle in the last five years, according to crime data compiled by the Metropolitan Police Department.

FiscalNote, Inc. tweeted Wednesday that Martinez was the technology company's chief of staff. Martinez's family released a statement Wednesday asking for privacy to mourn Martinez, who had gotten engaged last week.

"There is a hole in our hearts that will never be replaced", Wendy Martinez's friend, Kristina Moore, said.

She was the chief of staff for the firm FiscalNote. 'Wendy was an invaluable member of our team and a vibrant member of the community.

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